Africa World Airlines (AWA), a Ghanaian airline, has announced the suspension of its flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia due to excessive operating costs brought on by the rising price of jet fuel.
This was said recently on the website of the business by Kwasi Oteng, the chief operating officer.
The suspension would begin on September 15, 2022, according to the airline.
“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,” AWA said.
“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 reservations or pre-financed tickets for the impacted itineraries, according to the airline, could get help and more information from their booking agents or regional offices of Africa World Airlines.
Additionally, it extended gratitude to all parties that contributed to their efficient operations in the two nations.
“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,” AWA said.