Africa World Airlines, the Ghanaian carrier with the slogan, touching Africa, touching the world will start flights to one of Ghana's new regional airports, the Wa Airport (WZA) on the 15th of October, 2019.
This announcement was made by the Ministry of Aviation of Ghana as part of the government's commitment to promoting seamless air travel and connectivity within the country. "The Wa Regional Airport would be opened for commercial flights by Africa World Airlines (AWA) on 15th October 2019" - the statement said.
The ministry further on went to state that, "the commencement of the Wa Regional Airport is due to the successful testing and confirmation of the Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of the runway and other facilities that meet international standards of safety".
According to the ministry, this collaboration with Ghana Airports Company Limited, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the local airlines forms part of the "government's pledge to encourage and support local airlines and entrepreneurs to set up strong private airlines that can fully utilize all the nations route rights in line with its vision to make Ghana an aviation hub within the sub-region".
It is expected that the commencement of commercial flights will further promote economic and commercial activities between the Upper West Region and the various regional capitals in the country.