• Chidozie Uzoezie

South African Airways Enhances Connectivity in West Africa

South African Airways has enhanced connectivity from and beyond West Africa with completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana's Africa World Airlines (AWA).

The CEOs of both airlines yesterday, officially signed the MOU at the Ghana Ministry of Aviation in Accra, Ghana. Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda, the Ghana Minister of Aviation, officiated at the event.

The MOU allows the two airlines to enhance their relationship through synergies that include code sharing, franchising and any other related projects.

South African Airways and Africa World Airlines formed a relationship in 2015, which resulted in the commencement of the Accra to Washington Dulles flights.

South African Airways operates daily flights between Johannesburg and Accra, with 4 of the flights continuing to Washington; and the other 3 flights continue to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

South African Airways customers will fly from Accra on SAA operated flights and then connect to further destinations on flights operated by AWA.

Over the coming months the interline agreement will evolve into a code share agreement.

South African Airways customers will then travel on one ticket from Johannesburg to Accra, or from Washington to Accra, and to destinations such as Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi.

South African Airways customers will also be able to connect from Accra to Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Freetown in Sierra Leone, and Monrovia in Liberia.

In turn, customers of Africa World Airlines travelling from Ghana, Lagos, Abuja, Freetown, and Monrovia, are able to travel on one ticket and connect onto SAA flights to Washington or Johannesburg, etc.

With effect from April South African Airways will increase Accra-Washington flights to 5 per week.

South African Airways offers the only nonstop flight between Ghana and Washington and connections to/from over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada through its Star Alliance partner, United Airlines.


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