ITALY AND RWANDA SIGN BILATERAL AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT
(Posted 21st August 2018)
Rwanda on Monday signed a bilateral air services agreement with Italy following the conclusion of the negotiations some time ago during a global aviation meeting in Colombo.
The agreement, in short called BASA, now paves the way of airlines from the two countries entering into discussions and eventually launch flights between Kigali and Rome and other Italian cities like Milan.
RwandAir already flies from Kigali to Brussels and London but has in their medium term plans foreseen additional European destinations following the rollout of 5 more in Africa and China. The airline presently flies to 26 destinations out of their hub airport in the Rwandan capital.
Next on the list will be Addis Ababa, followed by Guangzhou and New York, among others, the latter subject to attaining all prerequisite approvals from US aviation and security agencies.
To cater for route expansion has RwandAir ordered additional aircraft including Airbus A330’s and Boeing B737MAX8.