UGANDA AIRLINES SIDELINED BY GOVERNMENT AS OTHER REGIONAL AIRLINES REV UP OPERATIONS
(Posted 23rd July 2020)
RwandAir, the Rwandan national flag carrier, will resume commercial passenger services from 01st August 2020, joining fellow East African airline Kenya Airways which will also relaunch regional and international scheduled passenger flights on the same day after already flying domestic services since the 15th of July.
Flights will restart with select African routes where travel restrictions have been eased and borders have reopened but not to Uganda, where scheduled passenger air transport from the region and beyond is still on halt.
Flights to the airline’s long-haul destination of Dubai will also recommence with a 3 times a week service and more destinations will gradually be added to the network as countries continue to lift travel restrictions.
The airline temporarily suspended commercial flights on 20th March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Customers can check the full schedule of available flights on www.rwandair.com
Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said: “Now travel bans and restrictions are being relaxed, we can once again resume flying and look forward to welcoming our highly-valued customers back to RwandAir. We want to ensure our return to flying matches consumer demand as the world adapts to travel in the post-COVID-19 world, where the health, safety and security of our customers and staff will continue to be of paramount importance. As we adjust to the ‘new normal’, our strict new health and hygiene measures will keep customers and our ground and on board crew safe”.
RwandAir has been working hard to prepare for the return of its customers, and has published a Five-Step Health & Safety Guide that can be found on
https://www.rwandair.com/information/prepare-to-fly/five-step-health-safety-guide to ensure a clean and secure welcome back on board.
As RwandAir ramps up passenger flights, the airline will react quickly and responsibly to changing demand, as the world combats the coronavirus outbreak.
Schedules will be kept under constant review to adapt to travel restrictions in different countries.
It is recommended for passengers to book and check-in online through rwandair.com.