Africa World Airlines (AWA) is expected to commence two daily night flights to Kumasi airport effective January 23.
The night flights will also allow for same day connections from Europe to Kumasi via Accra.
[contextly_sidebar id=”EkvX3guzaNgqgsPyYkpPnMH05OEgxiOq”]The flight’s schedule allows for connections to AWA’s flights to and from Frankfurt, South Africa, Amsterdam, London and Istanbul.
This comes after the completion of the first phase of rehabilitation works at the Kumasi airport leading to the installation of high-tech aeronautical ground lighting system that supports night operations.
The total rehabilitation works at the Kumasi airport is expected to cost about 29 million dollars.
Africa World Airlines is also announcing regular flights from Kumasi to Lagos effective February 28, 2015.
Here is the Full statement from AWA.
AFRICA WORLD AIRLINES ANNOUNCES DAILY NIGHT FLIGHTS TO KUMASI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Expanding Options for Ghanaian Domestic travellers with two Daily Night Flights to Kumasi International Airport–
On Friday 23rd January, Africa World Airlines, Ghana Tourism Board’s Domestic Airline of the Year 2014 will open a new chapter in its two year history of providing new and innovative travel options for Ghana when flights AW 120 and 122 will take off from Accra to Kumasi Airport and this will mark the launch of an entirely new venture into scheduled night time operations to and from our domestic airports.
Thesenight flights, which represent additions to AWA’s daily Acc-Kumasi flights, will, for the first time, allow same day connections from Europe to Kumasi via Accra. This is a travel option that has been long sought by the tourism industry. The flight is being promoted in conjunction with the Ghana Tourist Board and they are indeed pleased to be able to offer this option to all international travellers.
The flight’s schedule allows for connections to AWA’s flights to and from Frankfurt, South Africa, Amsterdam,London and Istanbul and opens up other convenient travel opportunities to our passengers. In addition to this and with Africa World being on the international booking engine table via HAN-AIR E-ALLIANCE, it is now possible to connect from other airlines such as SAA, KLM, TURKISH TAP, LUFTHANSA and other airlines.
Passengers arriving from overseas will now have same dayonward connection access by night to Kumasi on this new flight on a daily basis. Passengers who also have business in Kumasi or Accra can arrive in the morning and have enough time to finish all business before boarding a night flight as late as 20.40hrs* (visit www.flyafricaworld.com or your accredited travel agent for details)
Africa World wishes to acknowledge the help of the Ghana Airport Company Limited(GACL), the Authority of Civil Aviation Ghana (GCAA) The Ministries of Transport and of Tourism as well as the Service Departments of Immigration and Customs, all of the Government of Ghana for making this new service possible. Night vision lights on the tarmac and a system that guides planes to land with special vision instruments are part of the overhaul upgrades that the airport has introduced.
“This new service adds an exciting new international connecting destination for all travelers and is in line with Africa World Airlines mission to expand Ghana to regional and international destinations,” said Apiigy Afenu, Chief Operations Officer.
Africa World Airlines currently operates a fleet of 3 ERJ 145 aircraft to 2 destinations in Ghana re Kumasi and Tamale as well as 1 regional destination in Nigeria re: Lagos.
The flights will be operated by the EMBRAER flight that seats 50 passengers. The plane has a single comfortable one class cabin. All passengers will get a free first checked bag, snacks, water and some juice on board.With over 150 employees, Africa World Airlines operated over 5003 flights and carried over 177,000 passengers in 2014. For more information visit: www.flyafricaworld.com
For those traveling with 10 or more adults, Africa World Airlines has a dedicated Group & Incentive Division ready to assist. The experienced team specializes in meetings, corporate incentives, conferences, student trips, family reunions & vacation getaways and other types of group travel. To contact the Group Services Department, please call 0544 342 305/ 0544 200 209 (SAM/VICTORIA) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special flight packages to and from Kuamsi and Accra with fares representative and taxes start at GHC200.
For a Limited Time only passengers will receive a special deal of flying four times and getting the fifth fare for free. Valid for travel to and from all AWA destinations.
Africa World Airlines is also pleased to announced New Non-stop flights from KUMASI TO LAGOS commencing 28th February 2015
Chief Executive Officer Michael Cheng Luo of Africa World Airlines said, “We are excited about adding flights from ACC to Kumasi and on to Lagos; we know this will become a popular gateway for us as we have had requests from many passengers who are generally looking for a great deal on a shorter getaway. Flying to Accra and waiting to overnight before commencing to Kumasi will now become a thing of the past and we are proud to be the first to land scheduled flights into the new Kumasi International Airport using the new night lights and Instrument Landing System.”
By: Rabiu Alhassan/citifmonline.com/Ghana