RwandAir starts flights to Abuja and Cape Town

Nomad Africa Magazine - - Opinion -

rwandAir, the na­tional car­rier of the Repub­lic of Rwanda has an­nounced the com­mence­ment of flights to Abuja in Nige­ria and Cape Town in South Africa. RwandAir will op­er­ate four weekly flights from Ki­gali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare. The Abuja flight will be tagged to the ex­ist­ing Ac­cra route, where the flight will stop in Abuja be­fore head­ing to Ac­cra and it will also be op­er­ated four times a week. “This is yet an­other big mile­stone for RwandAir as we con­tinue to ex­pand our net­work. Our aim is to pro­vide to our cus­tomers seam­less and bet­ter con­nec­tions on the con­ti­nent and be­yond. Abuja and Cape Town come in as a boost to the dif­fer­ent economies in terms of tourism and trade on one hand, and en­hance bi­lat­eral part­ner­ship be­tween our coun­tries on the other hand”, said Chance Ndagano Ag. CEO of RwandAir. Com­monly re­ferred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s south­west coast, on a penin­sula be­neath the Ta­ble Moun­tain, one of the top tourist at­trac­tions of the city along with Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Is­land. Built in 1980s, Abuja is the cap­i­tal city of Nige­ria and is the only city in Africa that was built solely for the pur­pose of be­ing the cap­i­tal city. Abuja’s top tourist at­trac­tions in­clude Aso Rock, Gu­rara wa­ter­falls, Mil­len­nium Park, Na­tional Ec­u­meni­cal Cen­ter and the Abuja Na­tional Mosque to name but a few. The two new des­ti­na­tions will take RwandAir’s des­ti­na­tions to twenty-six (26).

From its hub at the heart of Africa lo­cated at Ki­gali In­ter­na­tional Air­port, RwandAir is re­puted for its ex­cel­lent on-time per­for­mance, cus­tomer ser­vice and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African con­ti­nent.

RwandAir, an IATA mem­ber air­line re­newed its IOSA cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and has been ISAGO and EASA cer­ti­fied. With a fleet of twelve air­craft, in­clud­ing two wide-body Air­bus A330 ac­quired last year, the air­line cur­rently reaches out to twenty-four (24) des­ti­na­tions across East, Cen­tral, West and South­ern Africa, the Mid­dle East, Europe and Asia. Last year, RwandAir started flights from Ki­gali to Mum­bai, Harare, Lon­don (Gatwick) and Brus­sels as well as Dakar from its new hub in Cotonou. RwandAir also in­tro­duced flights to Abid­jan, Li­bre­ville and Braz­zav­ille from its Cotonou hub. Later this year, RwandAir is plan­ning to fly to Guangzhou in China, Ad­dis Ababa in Ethiopia, Ba­mako in Mali and Con­akry in Guinea. RwandAir also plans to en­ter the Amer­i­can mar­ket with flights to New York, in the USA.

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