AIRLINE REP SERVICES GETS NOD TO REPRESENT RWANDAIR IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
(Posted 17th January 2019)
The Airline Rep Services a General Sales Agent (GSA) company division of CVFR Travel Group has been appointed to represent RwandAir for the region of Australia/New Zealand.
A Call Centre in Australia has been set up to service the needs of the travel agents and customers for the region. The Airline Rep Services Managing Director Roheena Gidwani commented that “It is an amazing opportunity to partner with RwandAir and its growth story for the ANZ region. Rwanda is one of the safest countries in the world. From the capital city, Kigali, the airline serves some of the big cities in the world such as Mumbai, Dubai, Brussels, London and Johannesburg”.
“We are pleased to associate with Airline Rep Services as RwandAir GSA that handles our sales and distribution network within Australia and the New Zealand. This was accomplished due to their standards, wealth of experience in air travel management. We are challenging them to capitalize on their strengths and capabilities to help maximizing our sales and revenues, promote the airline’s presence in both markets, and connect our customers to over 26 destinations in Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia” said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir.
Operating from Kigali is RwandAir one of the fastest growing airlines in the region. From its main hub at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir flies one of the youngest fleets on the African continent. RwandAir, an IATA member airline renewed its IOSA certification and has been ISAGO and EASA certified.
With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-six destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
RwandAir in the more recent past started flights from Kigali to Mumbai, Harare, London Gatwick and Brussels as well as Dakar from its second hub in Cotonou. RwandAir also introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its Cotonou hub. In April, 2018 RwandAir started flights to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town has joined its network effective 16th May, 2018.
RwandAir plans to start flights to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia in April, while Guangzhou and Tel Aviv will also be added to their expanding network. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York later this year subject to all regulatory and security approvals.