Rwanda’s national airline has in 2012 recorded a staggering 40 percent growth in passenger numbers, with a new single day record on the 22nd December of 2.205 passengers flown across the network.
John Mirenge, CEO of RwandAir, expressed his delight over the result when he was quoted in a media release just received: ‘We know that we are a fast growing airline, nevertheless we are happy to have set this new record. Ever more passengers experience the quality of our services, our brand new aircraft and our affordable fares’.
The recent delivery of two Bombardier CRJ900NG jets has boosted the fleet to now 6 jets plus one Dash 8-100 turboprop aircraft for domestic and near regional routes. Additional aircraft acquisitions are in the pipeline it is understood to further expand the current number of 14 destinations in 2013 and 2014.
Schedule adjustments played a major role in boosting transit traffic via Kigali, where on arrival from one side of the continent, or in fact from Dubai, easy connections to the other side of Africa are now a reality.