West African air carrier, African World Airlines (AWA) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South African Airways (SAA) to ensure seamless travel to and from all routes serviced by the two airlines.
At the signing ceremony in Accra today Ghana’s Minister of Aviation Kofi Adda welcomed the partnership and said it will go long way to connect Ghana to the rest of the world.
“Through this affiliation, we are able to move from Ghana to other parts of the world.
The ability to move from parts of Ghana like Kumasi and Takoradi out of Ghana seamlessly is a much-welcomed effort and ties in with our vision of making Ghana an aviation hub.”
CEO of South African Airways, Vuyani Jarana remarked that the partnership will help explore opportunities in the travel industry in Africa, adding that such agreements helped to make provisions that help Africans to travel within the continent.
He praised Ghana for developing a robust aviation infrastructure which adds to an already enabling environment for airline business.
As part of the agreement SAA will assist AWA, in terms of customer acquisition, explore ways by which both airlines can cut cost to ensure affordable travel and share technical knowledge through joint training programmes, among others.
Chairman of AWA, Togbe Afede XIV, said the airline is enjoying a tremendous growth having recently acquired its eighth aircraft. He noted that the partnership with SAA is in consistent with Government of Ghana’s objective of making the country the aviation hub in West Africa.
“The link will help us bring to Ghana, people who will ordinarily not come to Ghana. With this, we are working directly into the government’s plan of making Ghana an aviation hub and improving commercial activity between African countries,” he emphasised
He added that with a partnership which dates back to 2017, SAA and AWA share a similar value of seeking the best for their passengers and customers.
By: Samuel Obeng Appah