AWA to take delevery of two more aircraft
Africa World Airlines (AWA) is to take delivery of two more aircraft by the end of January 2017 to augment its fleet, Captain Samuel Thompson, Chief Operations Officer of the airline has said.
“We will develop new routes with the Embraer 145 that we have. We have three aircraft now and we are bringing in two by the end of January. By the middle of the year, we will bring in a bigger airplane. It will definitely be a bigger airplane with two classes.
People try to buy all this modern airplanes but you have to look at the market and look at what you want to do. Because you might get a bigger airplane that takes 200 people but you are always filling that with 100 people.
In that case, your numbers will not look right. We have done a good study and we think we will bring the right aircraft for what we want to do. But once we bring a medium-sized aircraft and we think the market is growing, then we will bring a bigger one.”
Africa World Airlines was incorporated on November 15, 2010 as a joint-venture between HNA Group (China) -- parent company of Hainan Airlines, the only Skytrax rated five-star airline in China, founded in 1993; SAS Finance Group (Ghana); China-Africa Development Fund (CAD-Fund, China); and the Social Security and National Insurance (SSNIT).