Rwanda aviation news – New NAS operated VIP Lounge opens at Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport


The international airport in Kigali now finally has a premium passenger lounge again, following the opening of the refurbished and modernized facility last week. Expanded to cater for up to 54 passengers at a time the new lounge is available for airline passengers flying business or first class, or else are ready to part with 25 US Dollars in cash as an ‘entrance fee’, subject to space availability at the time.

Equipped with high speed wireless and wired internet access the lounge will provide premium passengers with the facilities they expect while waiting for their respective flights to be called, being waited upon by re-trained as well as newly recruited staff offering a wide range of snacks and drinks. The new lounge was built by Kuwait based National Aviation Services under a concession given to them by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority. The official launch of the new lounge was conducted by Rwanda’s infrastructure minister Albert Nsengiyumva in the presence of the RCAA Director General Dr. Richard Masozera, the NAS CEO from Kuwait Hassan El-Houry and Mrs. Rosette Rugamba of Songa Africa, who introduced and facilitated NAS to Rwanda.

Well done Rosette for this extraordinary effort!