RwandAir new 737-800 enters commercial service this weekend


(eTN) – It was learned overnight that upon completion of the mandatory crew training and test on the new B737-800, the aircraft is due to enter commercial service this weekend with flights to Dubai via Mombasa and Johannesburg.

The ‘new bird’ is offering not only more seats, compared to the previously used B737-500, but is also featuring a complete inflight entertainment system for passengers, who can now enjoy the latest shows and movies and music offered on over a dozen channels.

The seats are all ‘in leather’ in the economy and business class section of the aircraft and offer a wider pitch, with the business class extending to 51 inches between chairs. The added comfort, especially on the medium distance routes to the UAE and South Africa will be appreciated by the passengers and would be a point worth considering when deciding which airline to use to fly out of Kigali.

Enhanced inflight service expected to give passengers the best possible product and create loyalty through excellence, on the ground and in the air. New menus await those flying with RwandAir to Johannesburg and Dubai while the eyes’ of passengers too will have something to feast on, when the new Boeing Sky Interior – the first on the African continent – begins its ‘light spiel’ on the ceiling throughout the cabin, changing colors and ‘moods’ either as programmed by the crew or to reflect the time of the day or night with appropriate lighting. Expect a full report from the inaugural flight early next week, so make sure you watch this space.