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RwandAir continues to grow with three new destinations

Posted 12 April 2013 · 1 Comment

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda and one of Africa's fastest growing airlines, will launch direct flights from its hub in Kigali to three new destinations – Accra, Douala and Juba – this summer.

Accra will be served five times a week and Douala four times a week. Both flights conveniently leave Kigali in the afternoon, whereas the return flight for Kigali leaves the following morning.
Boeing 737NG aircraft will operate the route, with both business and economy class service and attractive market promotion and introduction fares. Starting date for both destinations will be June 1.
On July 1 the third destination will be launched. Juba, in South Sudan, will be added to the network and will be served three times a week by the recently acquired brand new CRJ900 regional jets. Departure from Kigali is at 9:45am and the return flight from Juba to Kigali leaves at 13:00 local time.
All new flights offer excellent connectivity to the RwandAir network, now consisting of 16 destinations.
RwandAir CEO John Mirenge said: “A new schedule allows us to expand, add new destinations and develops our airline and Kigali airport as transit hub. We will be welcoming many more visitors to Rwanda.” 
The airline’s commercial director, Bert van der Stege, said: “With the replacement of older Boeing 737-500 with Boeing 737-700 NGs and the re-design of our current pattern of operations, we are able to enhance the efficiency of our network. Improving connectivity is key for us to attract more passengers and the new schedule will have a very positive impact on our passenger numbers and revenue.”   
RwandAir has seen impressive growth in recent years. In the year 2012 it carried 67% more passengers than in 2011 and enjoyed a 60% increase in revenue despite no increase in capacity.
This year the focus is on fleet renewal with new CRJ900s and B737-700s joining the fleet and the implementation of a new bank structure at Kigali Airport.
RwandAir is famous for conveniently connecting passengers through Kigali International Airport. Still relatively small in size, the airport and the airline are able to provide seamless transfers and a much more personalised service. This ensures connecting through the heart of Africa on RwandAir is an excellent alternative for passengers, compared to bigger and busier airports in the region.

1 Comment for RwandAir continues to grow with three new destinations

Wajahat Ahmed

posted 5 years ago

There are times when the competition is higher in Africa because as i heard about East African Safari Air Express that they were going to Juba in Sudan but somehow lost this destination but Rwandair can continue it to Juba and Zanzibar.I am in Karachi,Pakistan and I have read your article and it is a fantastic idea.Brussels codeshare agreement may be goes via France but may be Turkey took over the few lines of Rwandair Express to send Turkish Airlines Cargo to Rwanda which we are handling because Turkey is a Universal Conquest Emperors.Thank you to Rwandair and it staff and Rwanda should welcome Turkish Airlines Cargo flights. And Russian pilots are doing good in market to help anybody who wants to travel on a visit visa for Dubai or Brussels for which you can use FLY 540 high wing aircrafts and reference name is James Copeland in Culver City,CA 90066,USA

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