RwandAir names 21st September as launch date for Juba flights


(Posted 09th September 2013)

Come September 21st will RwandAir launch their nonstop flights to Juba, three times a week. Originally planned to route as an extension of the flights to Entebbe, the Rwandan national airline ran into objections over 5th freedom rights between Entebbe and Juba, which while giving passengers a third daily flight option were clearly not going down too well with and Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority and the airline already on the route.

RwandAir will use their new CRJ900NextGen jet for the flights providing both business and economy class options for passengers, and fares, according to the Senior Manager Sales Mrs. Alice Katiti, will start at US Dollar 350 return, all taxes and fees included.

The airline, ahead of the launch, expressed their confidence that the new route will be accepted by travellers from both cities, with in particular the Southern Sudanese now being able to connect from Juba, via Kigali, to the entire East Africa, to Johannesburg and Dubai but also to Brazzaville, Libreville, Lagos and Accra, with Douala and Abidjan coming on line soon too.

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