RwandAir’s Commercial Director Alice Katiti has confirmed that effective July 01st the national airline of Rwanda will add a third daily flight between Kigali and Nairobi, operating at either 11 a.m. or 20.45 hrs p.m., depending on traffic days. The daily 07.00 a.m. and 16.00 hrs p.m. departures remain unchanged but travelers will now have an added option to either fly late morning or in the evening.
Johannesburg too will get a fourth weekly flight effective beginning of July using the B737-500 while the airline’s domestic destination Gisenyi will move to 6 flights a week, on that route using a Dash-8 aircraft.
She also confirmed that effective August, when the airline is expected to receive their first of two brand new B737-800 aircraft, a fifth weekly flight between Kigali and Dar es Salaam via Arusha / Kilimanjaro International will be added and that due to demand the equipment was ‘upgraded’ from the previously used CRJ 200 to the B 737.
The two NG B737-800’s will be deployed on the routes between Kigali to Johannesburg and Dubai but are also expected to make appearance in the West African destinations Brazzaville and Libreville.
Compiled by Jackie