Wednesday, August 21, 2013

► NIGERIA: Ghana's Africa World Airlines eyes Nigeria ops from October; claims rights granted.

Ghana Africa World AirlinesIn yet another development related to Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines (AW), Chief Operating Officer, Mr Apiigy Afene, has revealed that the airline has at long last been granted rights to serve Nigeria by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Flights are scheduled to commence in October he said.

Speaking to Ghana's Citi Business News, Mr Afene said Africa World would tentatively begin plying its Nigerian routes, named as Abuja and Lagos originally, from October this year, though this is still not fixed.
We are fortunate that five months after putting in application we have been successful. Tentatively we are looking at October 2nd to start flying there which is Nigeria’s Independence Day but it may change but we will work hard to ensure we start flying in October,” he said.
Fellow Ghanaian carriers, Antrak (4O) and Fly540 Ghana (5G), have also claimed they had been tentatively granted traffic rights to Nigeria following the intervention of the Ghanaian Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Two Nigerian Arik Air (W3) and Aero (AJ) ply the Lagos – Accra route.