Rwanda aviation breaking news – RwandAir signs extensive agreements with Turkish


A delegation of senior Rwandan officials, led by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Hon. Alexis Nzahabwanimana, but also comprising the CEO of RwandAir John Mirembe and the Director General of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority Dr. Richard Masozera and other senior RwandAir staff was in Istanbul during the week negotiating yet more agreements between the Rwandan national airline and Turkish, one of the fastest growing members of the globally leading Star Alliance.

New is the synchronization of the RwandAir schedules to fit into the arrival and departure times of Turkish Airlines, codesharing between the two airlines which will include through ticketing from Kigali to a number of destinations in the THY network and vice versa of course into the RwandAir network and significantly technical support and training for RwandAir personnel.

The agreement was formally signed by Dr. Temel Kotil for Turkish Airlines and John Mirembe for RwandAir.


(RwandAir’s John Mirembe seen here with Dr. Temel Kotil of THY)


The airline also reaffirmed that the first of two brand new B 737-800’s will commence the long ferry flight from the Boeing assembly plant near Seattle to Rwanda later this week and the formal ‘unveiling and naming’ is scheduled for Saturday 27th of August at the Kanombe International Airport in Kigali. The aircraft will be the very first with Boeing’s new ‘Sky Interior’ on the African continent and have a state of the art entertainment system on board to provide the latest news, series and films for passengers on the routes between Kigali to Johannesburg, Dubai via Mombasa and to Kinshasa, Brazzaville and Libreville.

Watch this space for updates from Kigali at the time ‘live on Twitter’ and subsequent reports and pictures right here. 


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