Rwanda Air – the National carrier of destination Rwanda and one of the significant players in the transportation of Rwanda Safari undertakers will in the month of January 2017 commence the flights to Harare – the Zimbabwe’s capital.
The addition of Harare to the Rwanda Air destination portfolio is part of its expansion endeavour that aims at adding six (6) other destinations on the continent of Africa. The Chief Executive Director of Rwanda Air John Mirenge in February disclosed that the carrier intended to embark on the new routes including Harare in Zimbabwe, Bamako in Mali, Cotonou in Benin, Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, Lilongwe in Malawi and Khartoum in Sudan.
The connection to Harare is intended to facilitate easy connection between Rwanda and the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia including the travelers that would wish to undertake Rwanda Safaris and tours. The route that will be launched early next year will see Rwanda Air fly to Harare from Lusaka as it is already operating in Lusaka.
The government of Zimbabwe welcomed the initiative as the two destinations aim at enhancing tourist development according to Herald – the Zimbabwe’s largest daily newspaper. Minister for Tourism and Hospitality in the Zimbabwean government Mr. Mzembi met with the officials of Rwanda Air after the just concluded African union summit to affirm the carrier operation between Lusaka and Harare along with the future possibility of flying Harare to Kigali and Guangzhou. The RwandaAir management is very optimistic that with the newly bought Air buses, the prospect of operating Harare-Kigali-London route can be realized.
RwandaAir is towards the end of this year is expected to commence the flights to Mumbai in India using its newly acquired A330-300 Aircraft connecting once in a week. This is expected to invigorate Indians to plan safaris to Rwanda. The India’s Bird Travel has already been contracted to act as a general sales agent.
Apparently, the RwandaAir operates in a count of seventeen (17) destinations among which include; Entebbe, Nairobi, Mombasa, Lusaka, Bujumbura, Juba, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Kilimanjaro, Dubai, Johannesburg, Lagos, Brazzaville and Libreville.