Airport news: Kanombe International Airport gets more traffic


(eTN) – Information from Kigali last week gave a glowing outlook for business at Rwanda’s main airport, Kanombe International Airport. Traffic since last year has grown by over 50 percent, and landings have now reached over 100 per week from scheduled flights, compared to under 70 a year ago.

The growth is attributed to increased scheduled flights by RwandAir and also by regional airlines like Air Uganda and te international carriers, such as Brussels Airlines and KLM, all of which added more frequencies to Kigali or in the latter’s case commenced operations between Amsterdam and Kigali via Entebbe.

Once RwandAir launches their new destinations, the number of daily flight movements is likely to grow further, at last providing day round activity at the airport, the only international link with the region and overseas for the “land of a thousand hills.”