RwandAir announces schedule changes ahead of getting 2nd B737-800


(eTN) – Effective November 21, RwandAir will launch a new flight schedule, which will reflect their newly-acquired capabilities with having two long-range B737-800 on their fleet by then. A second brand-new 800 is due to be flown into Kigali on Tuesday, October 25 and will join her sistership on the routes to Johannesburg and Dubai. It is, in fact, on the Dubai route where a fourth weekly flight is due to be introduced every Monday due to growing demand, much of which has been generated from Mombasa, where the flight from Kigali stops over to exercise their traffic rights between Kenya’s coastal city and the UAE’s main aviation hub. While indications have been given already that this flight will gradually see more frequencies added until it operates daily, no dates for this have yet been released.

There is growing speculation now also that on arrival of the second “new bird,” the RwandAir management will use the welcome party to announce their next destination, thought to be Lagos, which would join the airline’s other West African destinations of Brazzaville and Libreville. It is also hoped that on that occasion, the airline will volunteer more details on their planned fleet and destination expansion, which until now has been shrouded in some secrecy, understandable though considering that the competition is keenly reading the latest-breaking news right here to react as quickly as possible to RwandAir’s objective to carve out a fair share of the traffic across and beyond the East African skies.