…As fleet increases to 12 aircraft
…To fete trade, corporate partners
Posted by Sade Williams
RwandAir , the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has announced plans to launch flights from its hub in Kigali into Abuja; Nigeria’s political capital, Bamako; the Malian capital, Conakry; the capital of Guinea and Cape Town in South Africa.
These routes, according to the airline are part of its remaining route expansion destinations and growth drive for 2017/2018 financial year.
Apart from the expansion plan for its operations in Africa, Rwand Air is also determined to expand its flights into New York, in the United States and the long awaited flights into Guangzhou in China, Asia.
Speaking in an interview, Rwand Air Country Manager in Nigeria, Ms. Ibiyemi Odusi said the airline will continue to offer uninterrupted seamless air services on its many routes with improvements on its products on all fronts.
She said the airline is committed to offering Nigerian market competitive fares, generous baggage allowance and seamless uninterrupted connections to destinations within Africa , Middle East and Europe .
“Abuja will soon be active together with Bamako, Yaounde, Conakry, Cape Town (in Africa), New York and of course the long awaited Guangzhou , in China.
” We are the fastest growing airline in Africa today. Our fleet of 12 aircrafts is composed of Airbus A3330-300 and A330-200 et al “. We will continue to consolidate on this to enable us feed our routes seamlessly with adequate schedule planning.
“By the end of this financial year, we will be looking at 31 destinations in the whole network.”
Meanwhile, the Rwand Air Country Manager said the airline has concluded plans to host trade and corporate partners, for their contributions in the present financial year. This has since been a tradition with the airline”, she said.
According to Odusi, the programme is drawn up to appreciate partners for their support for the airline. It is necessary to appreciate them and also update them on new products/services.
” The trade and corporate are strong partners who have been with and made us the airline of obvious choice and we wish to re-assure customers that we will continue to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services linking Rwanda with the outside world., which is actually our vision”, she added.
She said the airline will continue to introduce products that will attract passengers to it for business, private and leisure travellers.
According to her, ” We have recently launched the RwandAir Premium product re-branded to satisfy the needs of passengers in Premium Economy, Dream Miles upgrade (Frequent Flyer Scheme), Tour packages to our hub in Kigali are now readily available and to remind all of the recently added Lagos- Accra direct non-stop flight.”
RwandAir is a member of several aviation organizations.