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Way-stop to Dubai

RwandAir resumes Mombasa stop for Dubai flights

RwandAir resumes Mombasa stop for Dubai flights
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By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda | Jan 31, 2013

(eTN) - Effective tomorrow RwandAir will re-launch their Mombasa stop for 3 of their 7 weekly flights between Kigali and Dubai. The airline is using their B737-800NG for this service, which gives travelers from Mombasa once more nonstop access to Dubai, without having to travel through Nairobi or other waypoints.

In addition, the flights will once more open up the Kenya coast for leisure travelers from not just Rwanda but from across the growing RwandAir network, giving coast tourism a much needed boost. This will at the same time provide importers and exporters from the central part of Eastern Africa access to the port in Mombasa with a nonstop flight from Kigali, into which connecting flights from the other destinations like Bujumbura or the gateways from Eastern Congo to the RwandAir network from Gisenyi and Cyangugu feed.

RwandAir expects to capture a significant traffic share for the route to Dubai from Mombasa and other coastal towns, and their sales team from Nairobi, assisted by the station staff in Mombasa, has been out on a marketing blitz in recent weeks to prepare for the re-launch of this successful way-stop to Dubai.

RwandAir has full traffic rights on all sectors of this routing, being able to uplift passengers and loose cargo between Mombasa and Dubai and vice versa. The airline flies also to Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi 3 times a day from Kigali, bringing the number of flights between the 2 countries to 24 per week now. RwandAir presently operates a fleet of 7 owned and leased aircraft including 2 B737-800NG, 2 CRJ900NG, 2 B737-500, and one Bombardier Dash 8-100 but is expected to replace the B737 -500s with 2 B737-700NG aircraft by the middle of this year. Visit www.rwandair.com for more information about RwandAir’s network, special promotions, fares, bookings, and how to join their frequent flyer program “Dream Miles.”

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