Africa World Airlines

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Africa World Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations21 September 2012
Operating basesKotoka International Airport
Fleet size7
Company slogan"Touching Africa, Touching The World"
Parent companyHNA Group
HeadquartersAccra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Key peopleQuan "John" Xiaoyi (CEO)[1], Togbe Afede XIV (Founder)[2]

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian airline company with its head office in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana,[3] and its main hub at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.


Africa World Airlines was incorporated in 2010 and commenced flights in 2012. It is a joint venture between Hainan Airlines, China-Africa Development Fund, SSNIT and SAS Finance Group[4] .[5]


Current Fleet[edit]

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

The Africa World Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of October 2018)[6]:

Africa World Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
B E Total
Embraer ERJ-145LI 7 0 50 50[7]

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. .[8] A second aircraft was delivered on 8 September 2012.[9]. The airline added a 3rd aircraft in 2013 and a further 4 aircraft between 2016 and 2018. All these aircraft were previously operated by Tianjin Airlines which is a sister company within the HNA Group.[10]


Africa World Airlines operates the following scheduled services as of June 2018.[11] [12]

Sierra Leone


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  5. ^ "HNA Group and Africa World Airlines sign Joint Venture Agreement". Bravia Capital. Archived from the original on 2012-11-18. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
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  7. ^ "Africa World Airlines on ch-aviation". ch-aviation.
  8. ^ "Africa World Airlines First Aircraft Lands". The Ghanaian Times.
  9. ^ "9G-AEU Africa World Airlines". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  10. ^ "Africa World Airlines Finalizing Launch Plans for ERJ-145". CH Aviation.
  11. ^ "Africa World plans low cost services in Ghana".
  12. ^ "Africa World Airline To Take Off, September". Ghana News Agency.
  13. ^ "Home - Africa World Airlines". Africa World Airlines. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
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