RWANDAIR AND AIR UGANDA SIGN CODE SHARE AGREEMENT
(Posted 17th August 2013)
Earlier this week did RwandAir and Air Uganda put pen to paper, signing a code share deal which will bring the number of departures between Kigali and Entebbe to 24 a week for each airline, up from the previously operated 17 and 7 respectively.
RwandAir and Air Uganda have both agreed to offer competitive fares and rates with respect to the code shared flights and both carriers will, according to a media release received, make every effort to promote mutually beneficial joint fares. With this agreement now in place should the passengers of both airlines will benefit from added departure options while being assured that their interest when flying on the partner’s service, will attract equally attention. It is expected that the codeshare partnership with Air Uganda will benefit travel between the two countries, considering the reduced traveling time of just 35 minutes vis a vis a full day by bus.
‘RwandAir is committed to providing our customers with easy and convenient access to our destinations; this new codeshare relationship with Air Uganda affirms that commitment’ said John Mirenge RwandAir CEO on the occasion of signing the deal while in response, Cornwell Muleya, CEO of Air Uganda answered: ‘We are happy to sign this agreement with RwandAir, mainly because of the convenience it offers to our customers and the travelling public. With this partnership, we are confident that business and tourism will grow between our respective countries, because of the increased flight options and flexibility for travel’.