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14-Jun-2018 7:45 AM

Africa World Airlines set to add E190 to likely support Accra–Lagos route

Africa World Airlines head of commercial Richard Kyereh, speaking to CAPA on the sidelines of AviaDev Africa 2018, said (13-Jun-2018) the airline is seeking to add an Embraer 190 into its fleet to complement its smaller ERJ-145s on its busiest routes. The aircraft will most likely be deployed on the airline's Accra–Lagos route which is now served up to five times daily. Mr Kyereh said the route has grown thanks to a move to GDS distribution, an additional cost for its low cost model, but one that has proved beneficial. "Initially we were looking at 20% load factors on what was a less than daily flight back in 2015 before we distributed via the GDS. It is now up to five times daily. It's fine trying to keep costs low, but you need to see what works for your own needs."

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