Africa World Airlines set to receive first aircraft for operations



Africa World Airlines, the newest operator on the domestic and international scene, will receive its first aircraft on August 30, an official statement from the company said on Monday.

It said the 50-seater jet engine Embraer aircraft with registration number 9G-AET will touch down at the Kotoka International Airport at 01130 hours.

The aircraft is the first of two (2) ERJ145s to be received and will be serving the domestic market.

?Commencement of operation in the domestic market is a crucial first phase of the hub and spoke model Africa World Airlines would be running to link  regional and international flights?, the statement quoted Togbe Afede XIV, the founder of Africa World Airlines, as saying.

The statement said Africa World Airlines will officially launch its domestic operations on the 21st September 2012 with a flight from Accra to Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale after an elaborate pre-flight ceremony.

?We have chosen this particular day for our first flight to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the birth of  our first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who was born on September 21, 1909 ?, Togbe Afede said.

Source: GNA

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