The last week I was in Rwanda, news come out from the passageways of RwandAir, that Ghana, Accra will turn out to be the airline’s 15th destination by early June of this year, in addition to the West African gateway to Brazzaville, Libreville and Lagos. The progress displays that the extension drive of Rwanda’s national airline is ongoing unabated, due to the government obligation to support the body fully. Budgetary problems not considered.
The CEO of RwandAir known as John Mirenge is as well on trace that in the due course of the year’s extra destinations will actually be opened. Among these include Harare, Lusaka, Zanzibar as well as Juba. In the most recent version of INZOZI, RwandaAir’s in-flight publication, he alleges; RwandaAir is developing fast compared to other African destinations. The feeling is exhilarating and yet challenging. The problem would be that we compete with long serving countries that have been in the market for quite so many years. The stirring aspect is that we are developing so fast. We are pleased to start 2013 with mutual agreements signed with Kenya Airways to adhere our endeavors in many regions of our operations on long-term and short.
The motivation development plans will be supplementary supported while in April this year, the airline ‘s two B737-500 will be get back to the Lessors GECAS at the end of the charter agreement in additional be alternated alongside two more currently established B737-700ERs, obtained from Germany’s TUIfly.
The adjustment will not merely increase a few desired seats however largely expand the functional range as the two big Boeings faced restrictions on the extensive routes for example to Dubai, Johannesburg or perhaps Lagos whereas the greatly younger B737-700s can actually fly these major routes with packed passenger as well as cargo load.
Additional extension of destinations as well as frequencies is predicted for 2014 when possibly the two alternatives of the Bombardier CRJ900NextGen will be changed into firm orders, in advance of the release of two B787’s suitable by 2015 and 2016.
Paul Kagame the president of Rwanda restated his government’s vow to RwandAir as he answered a query by this reporter last Wednesday at his monthly convene the media session. He sketched out that Rwanda would in the long run search for a significant investor in Rwanda Air to extend the financial publicity broader via a public private partnership furthermore allow funds to be used for other essential infrastructure ventures such as new Bugesera airport along with the railway link from Kigali to Tanzania ‘s Isaka.
With this sufficient support from the top office in the area, it’s with no doubt that RwandAir’s top administration seep confidence and may sincerely allege that the visions of the past have currently been changed into actuality of the present.