HNA Group’s Africa World Airlines (AWA), a Ghana-based domestic airline is presently working with the local government to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The company recently donated $100,000 to the Ghanaian government during a ceremony at the presidential palace.
Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Ghana; Togbe Afede, president of the National House of Chiefs of Ghana; Wang Shiting, Chinese ambassador to Ghana; Chai Zhijing, commercial counselor of the Chinese embassy in Ghana; and Luo Cheng, co-chairman of Africa World Airlines, were all in attendance at the event.
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The Chinese ambassador, Mr. Wang, revealed that since its launch, Africa World Airlines is now the leading airline, not just in Ghana, but throughout western Africa. According to him, its air services have not just connected major cities in its home country, it has also significantly enhanced connectivity throughout the region. He then hailed the airline’s support to Ghana in her battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.