Abidjan receives official RwandAir inaugural flight


(Posted 22nd October 2016)

(Abidjan as seen during final approach)


We will be going to Conakry, Bamako and Dakar to improve connectivity within Africa‘ said RwandAir CEO Mr. John Mirenge last evening at the launch party hosted by his airline in Abidjan / Ivory Coast, as he greeted invited guests to a fun filled evening.
The CEO also mentioned other destinations which will be added in due course, when a second Airbus A330-300 arrives in Kigali next month. The delivery of another Boeing B737-800NG in November and one more in Q2 of 2017 will further strengthen the airline’s ability to offer additional flights across Africa and uplift traffic into its East and Southern African network via Kigali but also on to Dubai and Mumbai.

(RwandAir CEO John Mirenge greeted on the tarmac after arrival of the official inaugural flight to Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport)


(RwandAir CEO John Mirenge addressing guests at the launch party last night


Guests from the Ivory Coast government, civil aviation, diplomatic corps, business community, travel agents and corporate clients joined invited guests who came with the launch flight and had plenty of networking opportunities before the show went on the road with the launch party being officially kicking off to the sound of Rwandan drums and the performance of traditional dancers who traveled from Rwanda across the continent to Abidjan.

(Intayoberana in action in Abidjan)


This was the second inaugural flight by RwandAir in a month as just weeks ago the airline also launched Cotonou, bringing the number of West African destination to seven as of today and serving Brazzaville, Libreville, Cotonou, Douala, Lagos, Accra and Abidjan.