THE RWANDA AIR OPENS THE FLIGHT ROUTES LAGOS – MUMBAI AND GUANGZHOU
The Rwanda Air one of the successful carriers in East Africa known for transporting a range of passengers including Rwanda Safari tour undertakers has unleashed its plans to commence flights linking Lagos and Kigali and the Far East destinations of Guangzhou in China and Mumbai in India
According to Ibiyemi Odusi the Nigeria’s Country Manager of Rwanda Air notes that plans to deploy a bigger aircraft along the route has been fueled by the desire to give passengers value for money and to satisfy the increasing demand of passengers along the far eastern routes especially from Nigeria.
RwandAir is believed to deliver two (2) Airbus A330s featuring flat bed in business class, Mobile Network, free on-board Wi-Fi and World Class Flight entertainment in September and December to serve the new routes. It can be noted that the carrier has run a rigorous fleet expansion programme now boasting of eight (8) aircraft following four (4) years of service and this is expected to increase to ten (10) before the end of the year – something that has been welcomed by many including those planning safaris and tours to Rwanda.
The potential passengers have already been assured by the Carrier’s Country Manager that the baggage allowance will be nice on the new routes putting in consideration that the Aircraft is big and this will come in supplement of the competitive fares that will be extended to them along the route facilitating great travel especially those interested in medical tourism in India.
The carrier holds aspirations of expanding flights to a range of other African cities including Sudan’s Khartoum, Cote D’Ivoire’s Abidjan, Benin Republic’s Cotonou among others which will in turn facilitate easy transfer of passengers including those that would have come on safaris in Rwanda.
The open skies policy for Africa once reached upon by the member countries will greatly facilitate the expansion of Air transport on the continent as the barriers to inter country travel would have been minimized.