(eTN) – Last Saturday, RwandAir operated their inaugural flight between Kigali and Brazzaville, Congo B, before then proceeding on with full traffic rights to Gabon’s capital Libreville, creating their first such connection from East to West Africa.
The flight leaves Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport ever Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday and is operated on a B737-500 aircraft. The new link also allows West African travelers to reach a connecting flight on RwandAir from Kigali via Mombasa to Dubai, a pairing reportedly actively sold in both Brazzaville and Libreville due to the attractive launch fares.
In the address to members of the airline fraternity, the business community, diplomats from the respective countries, and journalists, the airline’s Executive Chairman John Mirembe said: “RwandAir is the first to connect Brazzaville with Libreville.” Others commented that the flight will open up business, trade, and tourism opportunities for all the three countries and, in fact, for the East African Community members’ business sectors, as they all connect easily with RwandAir from their own main cities to Kigali.
Later this year GECAS is due to deliver two brand new B737-800 aircraft to RwandAir as they continue to expand their fleet, destinations, and frequencies in key markets.