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Africa World Airlines denies news in international media about ARJ21 order

Accra - Africa World Airlines of Ghana has refuted news published in the international press that it was negotiating with Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC for the acquisition of two ARJ21-700.

Earlier today, Bloomberg news agency had reported that the Ghanaian carrier was about to order two ARJ21-700 from COMAC citing John Quan chief executive officer of the airline.

A company spokesperson has confirmed to ch-aviation that there were no plans to order any aircraft at the moment, although a COMAC delegation is expected to visit the airline later this month.

A COMAC spokesperson has also verified AWA's statement, adding that the manufacturer is not in talks with Ghanaian carrier for an imminent sale of the ARJ21 jets.

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AWA Embraer ERJ145

Africa World Airlines is a joint venture established by the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, China-Africa Development Fund, Ghana Social Security and National Insurance Trust, and Ghana Strategic African Securities.

Founded in 2010, AWA commenced operations in 2012. The airline currently operates eight Embraer ERJ145 on its domestic and regional routes, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.