Posted by Sade Williams
Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways (SAA), has signed an interline e-ticket agreement with Africa World Airlines (AWA) to offer Nigerian travellers seamless connection to Washington DC, USA via Accra.
The SAA and Africa World Airlines partnership will result in one flight ticket issue to intending passengers flying to Washington from either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria.
With 37 frequencies weekly flights from Lagos and Abuja to Accra, Africa World Airlines provides veritable connection service to feed the 4 weekly South African Airways Accra Washington flight.
According to Ohis Ehimiaghe, South African Airways Regional Manager, North, West and Central Africa; “The South African Airways and Africa World Airlines partnership is the shortest gateway to travel to Washington providing about 11 hours trip from West Africa to Washington. And with the core values of reliability and exceptional service, both airlines are poised to give passengers wonderful flying experience.”
South African Airways through the interline agreement with Africa World Airlines is permitted to issue the direct ticket from either Lagos or Abuja to Washington via Accra.
The SAA Accra-Washington flight is serviced with state-of-the-art Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with high quality on-demand in-flight system. The Business Class seat have a flat-bed design that is almost two metres long when fully extended alongside exquisite dining while the slim-line economy seats have generous leg-room for travelling comfort.
“This interline agreement is the beginning of a stronger relationship with Africa World Airlines as South African Airways is in continuous discussion with the airline for a full codeshare agreement soon,” Kemi Leke-Bamtefa, South African Airways National Sales Manager Nigeria, stated.
Kingsley Chima, Africa World Airlines Country Manager Nigeria described the interline agreement as a “win-win development for both airlines and most importantly, the passengers now have a seamless connection from West Africa to Washington, USA.”