GHANA – Africa World Airlines (AWA) has signed a partnership agreement with Lufthansa Group operators of Brussels Airlines to conduct a single air ticket for travellers across nine African destinations.
Speaking to reporters during the signing of the single ticket partnership, the Chief Operation Officer of Africa World Airlines, Sean Mendis indicated that the partnership brought opportunity for passengers who originate or terminate their destinations beyond or from Accra to get a seamless travel experience between Brussels and Africa World Airlines.
According to Mendis, the single ticket partnership allowed passengers to book one ticket from one destination to the other without having to book the second time making travel easier and more convenient.
The Regional Manager of Lufthansa Group Airline, Pierre Declerck said, “this partnership with AWA will serve to solidify our position as the airline of choice for passengers travelling between Ghana, Brussels, and points beyond.”
On cost of operation, Mendis said that the government had made great efforts in ensuring that air travel in the country was affordable.
He cited the government initiative of reducing taxes on air travel as one of government efforts to boost air travel.
He however noted that the necessary air travel infrastructure and security features all come with a cost and that the cost of doing business was justifiable as long as passengers were satisfied with services rendered.
He reiterated that the cost of aviation fuel in Ghana is competitively moderate compared to what other countries offer.
He said air travel is the safest means of transport in the world more especially looking at the deplorable nature of the roads across Ghana.
On his part, the Minister for Aviation Joseph Kofi Adda indicated that his Ministry in the coming days will hold sensitization and education programs for the public to know their rights as travellers.
This he said would aid passengers to demand their rights and compensation when the need arises.
Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian registered and privately owned pcompany which has been in operations for 7 years now.
Africa World Airlines operates flights to four (4) cities in Ghana namely Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria as well as to Monrovia in Liberia.
The single ticket partnership with Brussel Airlines is expected to boost the airline’s marketability even as it seeks to expand into other Africa markets.