Sept 4, 2019

Ghana‘s Ministry of Aviation has issued a press release informing the general public that the Wa Regional Airport is all set to commence commercial flights by Africa World Airlines (AWA) from October 15, 2019.

The announcement, according to the Ministry is part of the government’s commitment to promoting seamless air travel and connectivity within the country, while the commencement of flights to the Wa Regional Airport is due to the successful testing and confirmation of the Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of the runway and other facilities that meet international standards of safety.

According to release, “This feat has been achieved in collaboration with Ghana Airports Company Limited, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the local airlines operating in the country. This forms part of government’s pledge to encourage and support local airlines and entrepreneurs to set up strong private airlines that can fully utilize all the nations route rights in line with Government’s vision to make Ghana an aviation hub within the sub-region.”

It is expected that the commencement of commercial flights will further promote economic and commercial activities between the Upper West Region and the various regional capitals in the country.

The Press Release was signed by the Minister of Aviation Joseph Kofi Adda.

Source: GH-Aviation

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‘Niyi David is a travel writer/photographer and Editor-in-Chief at More Cream Than Coffee. Previously, he worked at Afro Tourism West Africa Ltd as a travel writer, and was Head of Media and C.O.O. before leaving in May 2018. Prior to that he had worked as scriptwriter on some major media projects in Nigeria, such as 'Peak Talent Show' and the Ford Foundation sponsored 'Stop Impunity in Nigeria' campaign.