VIDEO: Travelling to Northern Ghana made easy as Wa airport opens for commercial flights

The long journey from Accra, Kumasi to far North has been cut short as Wa airport officially opens to commercial flights. This has come to aid air travel in the Upper West Region.

 The Wa Airport’s first commercial flight was the Africa World Airlines (AWA) on October 15, 2019.  

The Africa World Airline is currently the only flight that flies’ passengers to and from the Wa airport. The flights are expected to further promote economic and commercial activities between the Upper West Region and the various regional capitals in Ghana.

Commercial flight operations to the Wa Regional Airport commenced after the successful testing and confirmation of the Pavement Condition Number (PCN) of the runway and other facilities that meet international standards of safety.

This feat has been achieved in collaboration with the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Local Airlines operating in the country.

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It also 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.

Africa World Airlines is scheduled to fly to Wa three times a week from Accra (Kotoka International Airport) via Tamale.

The Wa Airport has been allocated the identifier code “WZA” by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Menawhile, an indigene of Wa in the Upper West Region, Victor Pul has made history on October 15 2019 as he piloted the first scheduled commercial flight to the new Wa airport.

Pul, a First Officer of Embraer 145 for Africa World Airlines (AWA) touched down in Wa at 11.30 am.

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