Ghanaian pilot, Captain Solomon Quainoo, was on Monday, September honoured in Lagos, Nigeria.
He won the “Africa Travel 100” award in the transportation category at the maiden edition of Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference.
The award is to recognize Global Tourism personalities of African origin as a way to commemorate 400 years of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
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Also, it is geared towards brokering strong business partnership between Africa and the diaspora.
The Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference was organized by Akwaaba African Travel Markets and a US-based firm Africa Diaspora Awards.
Not present at the event, Cpt. Quainoo’s award was picked on his behalf by Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah.
Captain Quainoo was widely celebrated after he became the first African to fly the world’s biggest passenger plane, Emirate A380.
In October 2018, the Ghanaian was the co-pilot as the Emirate A380 historically landed at the newly built terminal 3 of Kotoka International Airport.
“It was a historic flight and Emirates Airlines invested a lot because they wanted to make it a successful and memorable inaugural flight.
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“We did a lot of things to make it special,” Cpt. Quainoo said at the time, adding that it had always been his childhood dream to become a pilot.
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