Africa World Airlines (AWA), Ghanaian airline due to excessive operating costs brought on by the growing price of jet fuel has announced the suspension of its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The suspension was announced by Kwasi Oteng, Chief Operating Officer at AWA via a recent statement obtained by BizWatch Nigeria.
The suspension, according to the airline, would start on September 15, 2022.
Africa World Airlines via the statement said “Recent developments within the region and beyond, have necessitated a review of our domestic and regional operations, with particular focus on extended flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Monrovia, Liberia.
“Rising fuel prices have resulted in higher than anticipated operating costs on all routes but especially for flights to Freetown and Monrovia. In order to remain competitive and for business sustainability, we are in the process of restructuring our route network to suit our fleet capacity.
“The resulting schedules will necessitate the temporary suspension of flights to Freetown and Monrovia effective 15th September 2022, for the remainder of this year.
“This unfortunate decision is hard fought and quite regrettable at a time when we pay particular attention to serving our cherished customers and business partners in these regions.
“Customers with bookings or pre-financed tickets for these routes should kindly contact their booking agents or local Africa World Airlines offices for assistance and additional information.
“We take this opportunity to express gratitude to all stakeholders who have facilitated our operation to Freetown and Monrovia, and greatly appreciate the patience afforded us during our planned temporary absence on these routes.”