RwandAir gets second CRJ900NG, announces new routes


The delivery of a second brand new Bombardier CRJ900NG in Kigali yesterday has completed the current fleet renewal programme, allowing Rwanda’s national airline to look forward to the next phase, when more aircraft, more destinations and very likely a privatization programme will go underway.

There is already speculation over the current Bombardier Dash8-100 being replaced by a larger Bombardiers Q400 and what the future will hold for the less fuel efficient B737-500’s on lease from GECAS.

While celebrating the arrival of RwandAir’s latest bird were new destinations mentioned, such a Juba, the capital of South Sudan, Zanzibar probably in conjunction with Mombasa to where flights already operate, as well as Lusaka / Zambia. Frequencies to existing destinations in Eastern Africa are likely to be increased too, offering more peak and off peak connections from Kigali, where convenient network connections now permit travelers from the entire network to fly on to a final destination with RwandAir without having to change airlines.

Watch this space.

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