RwandAir takes delivery of second B737-500


(eTN) – The Rwandan national airline, RwandAir, has confirmed that they have taken delivery of their second leased B737-500. More routes and frequencies can now at last come on line as planned, with the fleet now comprised of a turboprop aircraft for domestic services, two CRJs, and two 737s.

This latest addition to the RwandAir fleet will, like the sister ship, operate with a two-class configuration of 12 business and 90 economy seats.

The leases for the two B737-500s were undertaken by GECAS, a leading aircraft leasing company based in the US and will run for a year, until the two brand-new B737-800 ordered directly from Boeing will be delivered in the third and fourth quarter of 2011.

It was confirmed during the delivery ceremony that RwandAir will commence flights to Kinshasa, Congo DR, soon – likely twice a week initially – and is also eyeing flights to Dubai via Mombasa four times a week from early October this year onwards.