To all my travel enthusiasts, South African Airways (SAA) and Africa World Airlines (AWA) are going to make your journey within Ghana and other parts of West Africa a bit easier.
The two airlines recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that allows both Africa World Airlines and South African Airways “to enhance a relationship through synergies that include code sharing, franchising and any other related projects.”
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Airways, Vuyani Jarana and John Quan, CEO of Africa World Airlines (AWA) signed this Memorandum of Understanding at the Ministry of Aviation in Accra, Ghana
“As part of our turn around strategy, we are constantly looking at ways of improving our customers’ travel experiences…..This agreement gives our customers seamless connections from Johannesburg into more destinations in Ghana and other West African destinations.” Jarana said
Passengers will be able to purchase single tickets from any destination served by either SAA and AWA and transfer easily between the airlines to their final destination. Thus, using their single ticket, South African Airways passengers will be able to travel from Johannesburg to Accra or from Washington to Accra, and onwards to either Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi in Ghana.
SAA passengers will also be able to connect from Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia and Accra to Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria
Thanks to this partnership, one airline will be the operating carrier while the other will be the marketing carrier and vice versa. A seat can be purchased from an airline on a flight that is actually operated by another airline under a different flight number or code.