North American Airlines to Increase Scheduled Service to Accra, Ghana

Business Class Available on Accra Route Beginning April 14

JAMAICA, N.Y., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — North American Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDA) will add a second weekly non-stop frequency between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Accra, Ghana beginning June 3, 2006. North American is the only U.S. carrier operating scheduled flights to Africa.

The flight schedule effective June 3 will be:
– Depart JFK — 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Wednesday
– Arrive Accra — 5:30 a.m., Sunday and Thursday
– Depart Accra — 11:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
– Arrive JFK — 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday

“Before North American initiated non-stop service to Ghana, the only option for customers was a lengthy connection via a European hub,” said Rob Binns, World Air Holdings chief marketing officer. “Our non-stop service has reduced the journey time to this part of West Africa by a minimum of eight hours. Our customers have been extremely supportive of North American Airlines as the only U.S. airline to fly scheduled service to Africa.”

In addition, North American will introduce a Business Class service to its existing JFK-Accra flight starting April 14. Customers in the Business Class section of the Boeing 767-300ER will enjoy all-leather seating with 55-inch seat pitch, 135-degree recline and 100 hours of on-demand, in-flight entertainment.

“Our customers have been asking for increased service to Ghana and the addition of a Business Class cabin,” said Binns. “We are pleased to be able to meet their needs.”

Reservations can be made through travel agents or by contacting North American Airlines at 1-800-FLY-NAA2, or online at

North American has a 15-year record of financially successful operations offering both charter and scheduled service. Its charter operations serve destinations around the world. North American also has scheduled service to Georgetown, Guyana from JFK.

North American is a U.S.-certificated air carrier offering air transportation services throughout the world for the U.S. military and commercial customers. Founded in 1989, North American has 600 employees and operates a fleet of eight passenger aircraft in charter and scheduled service. For information, visit

World Air Holdings, Inc., based in Peachtree City, Ga., has three wholly owned subsidiaries, World Airways, Inc., North American Airlines, Inc., and World Risk Solutions, Ltd. For information, visit

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