Africa World Airlines: A bit of history
Africa World Airlines (IATA:AW & ICAO:AFW) is an airline from Ghana that was founded in 2010 and started operations in September 2012 once it got the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The first AWA flight was from Accra to Kumasi and Tamale on an Embraer 145 aircraft.
AWA operates flights to 9 destinations in Africa using a fleet of 8 Embraer ERJ-145 from its main hub from Kokota´s International Airport.
Africa World Airlines has won these awards:
- "Domestic Airline of the Year" in Gha from 201 to 2018.
- "Best Passenger Experience" by the AviaTour Awards 2019.
- "Best Airline in West Africa" by the Balafon Travel Awards 2019.
Africa World Airlines routes
Hand Luggage / Carry-on Luggage
Africa World Airlines (AWA) allows one piece of cabin baggage plus a smaller personal item that must be placed under the seat in front. The combined weight of our carry-on luggage cannot be more than 5 kilograms.
Although AWA would allow up to two pieces of checked baggage for Premium and Value passengers, the amount of checked baggaged will depend on the load factor of the plane. The maximum weight for each piece of checked baggaged is 23 kilograms. Please check the weight of your checked baggage to avoid unneccessary extra excess baggage charges.
The only way to check-in your next flight with Africa World Airlines is at the airport. Airport check-in opens 2 horas before the flight and closes 40 minutes before your departure time.
Online check-in is not yet available although AWA is working hard to add this service.
Food and drink
The crew of your next flight on an Embraer 145 of Africa World Airlines could offer in some routes, complementary hot drinks, juices and some snacks and sweets. This food and beverage service are not available on all routes.
Africa World Airlines flights do not offer a paid bar service so if you want to have to eat or drink during the flight you could bring your own food and drink if you get permission from the AWA crew.
Because most AWA flights are short haul, there is no on-board entertainment service and you should take your own. A book, magazine, newspaper or something to watch or read on your mobile device may be some of the options. And if you don't feel like it, why not start a pleasant conversation with the person you have sitting next to you?