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Key highways to tourist sites in Rwanda blocked by landslides

(eTN) - One of Rwanda’s most important traffic arteries, the highway from Kigali to Musanze, and from there on to Gisenyi, was yesterday completely blocked on the weekend when a landslide took out h

RwandAir set for Juba and Douala launch

(eTN) - After already announcing Accra as their next destination in their current in-flight magazine, INZOZI, RwandAir announced the launch of direct flights from Kigali to two additional new destinat

RwandAir resumes Mombasa stop for Dubai flights

(eTN) - Effective tomorrow RwandAir will re-launch their Mombasa stop for 3 of their 7 weekly flights between Kigali and Dubai.

Tanzania hosts tripartite meeting with railway partners

(eTN) - The Tanzanian government hosted a tripartite meeting of the Transport Ministers with Rwanda and Burundi on Friday, discussing the final submission of the feasibility study for the establishmen

Rwanda’s tourism registers unabated growth

(eTN) - Information made public yesterday in Kigali show a continued strong sectoral growth for the tourism sector in Rwanda, which besides exports of tea and coffee, continues to form a backbone for

RwandAir announces schedule changes

(eTN) - In a press release overnight, RwandAir announced daily flights between Kigali and Dubai, effective from the onset of the airline’s “winter schedule,” has increased by one from the previo

Rwanda formally launches automated immigration control for nationals

(eTN) - The test phase successfully concluded, saw the automated passenger arrival system for Rwandese nationals now formally launched at Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport.

Air traffic for Kigali to grow by 50 percent in 2012

(eTN) - The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has projected a growth in flight movements in and out of Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport by 50 percent in 2012, suggesting that the present level o

Qatar Airways to begin add-on flights to Kigali

UGANDA (eTN) - A usually well-informed source within Uganda’s aviation regulatory system has confirmed that Qatar Airways, since early November coming daily to Entebbe, will commence onward flights

Qatar Airways eyes Kigali

The news that first broke out during the Dubai Air Show, regarding Qatar Airways eyeing three more East African destinations, has been confirmed.

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 vi

RwandAir CEO talks of future plans

(eTN) - Regular plane spotters were the first to see the landing lights of RwandAir’s brand new B737-800 emerge from the distant clouds as shortly before 3:00 pm local time the long awaited "bird" c

Rubavu flights now daily from Kigali

(eTN) - In an ongoing effort to make domestic flights in Rwanda more popular, RwandAir has commenced daily flights between Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport and the municipality of Rubavu.

Aviation stakeholders meet in Kigali

(eTN) - An East African Community-sponsored meeting of aviation regulators and operators in Kigali was discussing on Friday the way forward to finally harmonize all regulations governing the industry

New flights to Africa destinations

(eTN) - News was received from Turkish Airlines and Mauritius regarding the addition of new flights to Africa destinations.TURKISH AIRLINES SET FOR KIGALI

Kigali conference on Doing Business in Africa opens

(eTN) - The World Bank and Regional Centre for Excellence supported the second "Doing Business in Africa" Conference which opened yesterday in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali with over 100 participa

Rwanda railway on course

(eTN) - Information received last week from Kigali and Dar es Salaam confirmed that the ambitious joint project to construct a standard gauge railway line from the proposed inland port of Isaka in Tan

Aviation meeting in Kigali discusses future regional integration

(eTN) - Civil Aviation Authorities from across the East African Community met in Kigali last week to discuss further cooperation and integration of air space management in the region, with particular

More tour guides graduate in Kigali

Following an intensive training course lasting three weeks, 46 newly-qualified guides have graduated in Rwanda, amongst them 6 ladies. The

Kigali Convention Centre construction on course

Information was received late last week that the construction of the new Kigali Convention Centre is well on course, after all prerequisite equipment has been moved into the country by the contractors

Boeing team in Kigali

It was learned that earlier in the week a team from Boeing was in Rwanda to discuss RwandAir’s acquisition of a B737-800, likely due for delivery already by mid 2010, although the discussions also f

New equipment boosts Kigali Airport security

The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has recently imported and commissioned new scanners, introducing the latest in technology for aviation security.

Akagera National Park to become joint venture

Information received from Kigali last week confirms that the Rwanda Development Board – Tourism and Conservation, has apparently entered into a partnership agreement with the African Parks Network t

Rwandair plane crashes into airport building

Reports from Kigali give a grim overview of the accident late yesterday afternoon, when a CRJ aircraft, leased from Kenya’s Jetlink to Rwandair, rammed into a building at the airport.

Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania railway link study set for approval

The tripartite meeting between Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania on the review and approval of the railway study is now scheduled for this month in Kigali, where experts are expected to broadly sanction.

Rwanda tourism official speaks

Rosette Rugamba is the deputy CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and head of the Rwanda Office for Tourism and National Parks (ORTPN ).

International gorilla forum held in Kigali

A one-day meeting in Kigali on Wednesday, June 17 was dedicated to the conservation of the endangered mountain gorilla, of which less than 800 now survive in the mountainous border region of Rwanda, U

Common visa: A priority for East African tourism executives

The recent meeting in Kigali of the East African tourist board chief executives was the perfect event to discuss the matter of the common visa.