Rwanda aviation updates – Pearl Lounge now offers ‘specials’ for weary travelers

While waiting for my flight at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, the flight being an inaugural event marking the start of scheduled services between Rwanda and Nigeria, it was learned that the Pearl Lounge had launched a special valid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, when the normal fee of RWF 15.000 or USD 25 is reduced to only USD 15. According to the lounge manageress, Miss Fabiola Dusabe the offer has taken the market by storm and added numbers on days the European carriers Brussels Airlines and KLM are not operating into Kigali.
While speaking with her during my latest visit Ms. Dusabe also mentioned plans to add new features, like a coffee corner where Rwandan coffee is used to brew fresh espressos and cappuccinos and to enhance the food service, which already is extensive depending on the time of day one frequents the lounge.
Wireless internet is available for guests, with a fall back to the open source network of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, and in addition the hotspot by MTN, which however is a chargeable service.
One thing is for certain, once used to spending time ahead of flights in a proper lounge, with drinks and food and other services, one really never again wants to be anywhere else BUT in a lounge, and not suffer the crowded concours and public spaces which in many East African airports are increasingly overcrowded and worn even if it comes at the reasonable cost of either 15 or 25 US Dollars. It is money well spent and frequent travelers do obviously head straight for the Pearl Lounge when flying out of Kigali. Watch this space for regular updates from East Africas aviation scene and the latest developments, on the ground and in the air.