Emirates signs agreement to expand reach in west Africa

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Ghana’s Africa World Airlines have announced a one-way interline agreement to extend the Dubai carrier’s reach in west Africa.

Under the agreement, Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World Airlines’ network, opening up new African destinations from May.

“The agreement between Emirates and Africa World Airlines underpins our commitment to provide greater connectivity across west Africa,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Africa.

“Africa World Airlines is proud to partner with Emirates in order to connect passengers through our hub at the new Terminal 3 in Accra,” added Sean Mendis, chief operations officer for Africa World Airlines.

Passengers on Emirates’ network can now connect from Accra onto AWA flights to Kumasi, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana and regional destinations Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Emirates passengers can choose from seven weekly flights from Dubai to Accra until June 2, when Emirates will increase services on the route to 11 weekly flights.

The agreement with AWA will further extend Emirates’ connectivity from Accra with up to 10 flights daily to Kumasi, four flights daily each to Tamale and Takoradi and six weekly flights to Monrovia and Freetown.

Africa World Airlines flies to eight destinations throughout Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with services to Cote D’Ivoire planned to commence in May.

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