Africa World Airlines

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Africa World Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2010
Commenced operations 21 September 2012
Operating bases Kotoka International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 6
Company slogan "Touching Africa, Touching The World"
Parent company Hainan Airlines
Headquarters Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Key people CEO Cheng Luo, Togbe Afede, Zhang Jiuhua, Shi Cheng

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian airline company with its head office in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana,[1] and its main hub at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.


Africa World Airlines was incorporated in 2010. It is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines, China-Africa Development Fund, SSNIT and SAS Finance Group[2] .[3]


Current Fleet[edit]

An Africa World Airlines ERJ-145LR at Kumasi Airport.

The Africa World Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4]

Africa World Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
B E Total
Embraer ERJ-145LI 6 0 50 50[5]

Fleet development[edit]

Africa World Airlines took delivery on 30 August 2012 of its first Embraer 145 aircraft that will be used to operate domestic routes. .[6] A second aircraft was delivered on 8 September 2012.[7] These aircraft were previously operated by Tianjin Airlines which is a sister company within the HNA Group.[8]

Africa World Airlines has plans to increase its fleet size by adding Airbus 319 series of aircraft, as of yet the number of aircraft to be added is undefined.

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft as of August 2016:[9]

  • 1 further Embraer ERJ 145


Africa World Airlines operates the following scheduled services.[10] [11]


Africa World Airlines is planning to increase its destinations, first with the addition of flights along the west coast of Africa and then to other regions of Africa.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Africa World Airlines. Retrieved on 6 May 2013. "2A SENCHI STREET OFF LIBERATION ROAD, PMB CT67 ACCRA,GHANA"
  2. ^ "Hainan Airlines, Africa World Airlines launch JV". Air Transport World. 
  3. ^ "HNA Group and Africa World Airlines sign Joint Venture Agreement". Bravia Capital. 
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 15. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Africa World Airlines First Aircraft Lands". The Ghanaian Times. 
  7. ^ "9G-AEU Africa World Airlines". 
  8. ^ "Africa World Airlines Finalizing Launch Plans for ERJ-145". CH Aviation. 
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 15. 
  10. ^ "Africa World plans low cost services in Ghana". 
  11. ^ "Africa World Airline To Take Off, September". Ghana News Agency. 
  12. ^ "Home - Africa World Airlines". Africa World Airlines. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 

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