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Africa World Airlines and South African Airways Unveil New Codeshare Agreement

Africa World Airlines Embraer 145
Embraer 145 | Africa World Airlines

South African Airways announced the launch of a codeshare partnership with Africa World Airlines, effective 27 October 2019. 

The codeshare agreement will apply to flights between Accra – Kumasi, Accra – Lagos and Accra – Abuja. The partnership is unilateral at the moment, with South African Airways marketing on the services of Africa World Airlines as the operating carrier. SAA customers will be able to travel on the routes on one South African Airways ticket where travel includes Johannesburg.

“We are planning more destinations in the near future once we get the necessary approvals,” the airlines said in a statement.

South African Airways and Africa World Airlines currently have an interline agreement established in 2018 and it provides seamless connections for our customers to/from Abuja, Lagos, Monrovia, Freetown, Kumasi, Tamale, Wa and Takoradi over Accra, to SAA mainline flights to and from Johannesburg and Washington.

The establishment of the codeshare agreement will take the relationship to greater heights as it enables a smooth travel experience and more travel options for customers.

Growing the partnership with AWA forms part of South African Airways’ strategic approach of seeking partnerships with other airlines and collaborations in Africa. Currently, the South African airline has 24 partnerships with airlines across the globe, which offer customers access to the destinations it does not serve and it is growing partnerships with other airlines and strengthening collaborations.        

“South African Airways greatly values our rapidly developing partnership with Africa World Airlines. Our new codeshare agreement opens up new opportunities in West Africa, and offer exciting new services and convenient connections to our customers,” said SAA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Philip Saunders.

“Africa World Airlines is very pleased to expand our partnership with South African Airways through the introduction of this codeshare agreement. This is an important step towards providing passengers even more seamless travel options in the West African region via our hub in Accra,” said AWA’s Chief Operations Officer, Sean Mendis.


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