Africa World Airlines was greeted with a rousing welcome at Ho Airport on Thursday, April 15, 2021, following the company’s successful test flight on the route ahead of the start of commercial flights to Ho.
The airline will begin flying the route in three weeks.
Aside from the stunning scenery and green plains that greeted the flight, hundreds of people, led by chiefs and the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, flocked to the Ho airport after the plane landed.
The flight carried 36 passengers, the majority of whom were members of the Africa World Airlines management team, including the company’s Executive Chairman and the Asogli State’s Paramount Chief, Togbe Afede XIV.
Togbe Afede, dressed in his ceremonial captain’s uniform, confirmed that commercial flights to Ho have a bright future.
“That we will benefit from a Ho airport is without question…The airport has already served other purposes and soon will start serving customers,” Togbe Afede said.
Togbe Afede also requested patronage and reaffirmed his call for the establishment of a flight training and aircraft maintenance facility in Ho.
Togbe Afede, visibly excited, described the day as a “dream come true,” adding, “Aside from the flights, we are going to establish a Flight Training School here, as well as an aircraft maintenance center here.” These would pave the way for economic development in the region.”
Cpt. Kwesi Oteng, Chief Operations Officer of Africa World Airlines and the flight’s captain, told the gathering that the flight was smooth and the route seemed to be suitable for commercial activities.
Togbe Afede urged the citizens of the area to use the airport’s facilities and “make it lucrative so that other airlines like Passion Air will also join AWA in flying the route”.