Africa World Airlines, Ghana’s leading airline, has launched the first commercial flights into the newly commissioned airport in Wa in the Upper West Region.
AWA’s Wa flights which will run three times in a week, specifically Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays will make short stops at the Tamale Airport. Convenient seamless connections are however available to Wa from Kumasi and Takoradi respectively.
The flight received a water salute as two firefighting rigs sprayed arcs of water over the maiden fight to WA, flight 195, to celebrate the inaugural Accra- Wa flight.
Speaking in a short inaugural ceremony Deputy Minister for Aviation, Yaw Afful, praised AWA for the commencement of commercial flights to Wa.
He called on the People of Wa to show their appreciation to the airline by patronizing the services of the operators.
“The success of the commercial flights operations we are starting today will depend also on our joint collaboration, support and cooperation from the chiefs of the Upper West”, he said.
Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, who also spoke at the ceremony stated that the commencement of AWA’s direct flight to Wa the commercial flight to Wa will enhance and strengthen the relation between Wa and other neighboring countries.
He hinted that the commercial flight will boost tourism in the region as revelers who are scared to come to Wa by bus can now fly which will improve standards of living in the country.
Head of commercial for AWA, Richard Kyere, assured Ghanaians and the people of Wa that AWA will ensure that passengers flying to the Region will ensure a safe, sound and memorable flights to Wa.
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