Africa World Airlines (AW, Accra) has announced in a press release that it will become the first carrier to launch scheduled flights to the new airport in Wa in north-western Ghana.

The airline will launch services from Accra via Tamale to Wa on October 15, 2019. Flights will operate 3x weekly onboard E145 regional jets.

"The decision to launch this service is part of AWA's commitment to providing safe and affordable air transportation to all Ghanaians. This new airport in the Upper West will help boost existing business travel to the region, as well as create new opportunities for tourists exploring Mole National Park and its surroundings," Head of Commercial Richard Kyereh said.

In 2018, Unity Air (Ghana) (AFD, Accra) also hinted at launching services to Wa in the future.

Wa is set to become Ghana's fifth airport with scheduled commercial flights after Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. According to the ch-aviation capacities module, the capital gateway sees by far the largest share of the traffic with 83.3% of all departure seats originating from Accra.