Rwanda Air gets India nod
KIGALI, RWANDA- The Indian government has endorsed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Rwanda to allow the airlines of the two countries to operate services in each other’s territory. Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair announced recently it plans to launch air services to the Asian country by April 2017 with four flights per week to Mumbai. It is not clear when the Indian airline would commence its flights to Kigali or how many times it would fly there.
An official government release said early in the week the Indian Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Agreement, paving way to the flight operation to begin. It is anticipated the deal will increase tourism as well as business opportunities and strengthen the relationship between the two nations. Rwandair will serve the route with four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline is set to deploy its recently acquired brand new fleet of A330-300 Airbus jets, a state of the art triple class 274 wide-body seater equipped with full flat beds in business class and unmatched leg room in premium economy, with in-flight entertainment and Wi-fi as well as GSM connectivity across all three classes. Last month, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, while on a visit to India emphasized his country was ready to engage with Indian businesses and that Rwandair would immediately commence flights to facilitate the engagement. The deal will also likely spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between India and Rwanda, bringing it in tune with developments in the civil aviation sector. Rwandair has also recently launched flights to Lusaka, Zambia and now to Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline has total of 19 destinations to date.
Rwandair has also recently launched flights to Lusaka, Zambia and now to Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline has total of 19 destinations to date.