Official inaugural flight from Kigali to Abidjan goes underway momentarily


(Posted 21st October 2016)

RwandAir’s top management led by CEO Mr. John Mirenge, members of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, the diplomatic corps, corporate leaders, the travel trade and media representatives are on board a B737-800NG, 9XR-WF which is momentarily taking off for the official celebratory launch flight to Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
Commercial flights commenced earlier in the month already and tonight will the Abidjan business and travel community be hosted by RwandAir, including members of the Ivory Coast Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Transport representatives and key airport personnel.
With Abidjan has the number of RwandAir destinations in West Africa now risen to 7, including Brazzaville, Libreville, Cotonou, Douala, Lagos and Accra.
With the November arrival of another brand new Boeing B737-800NG and a second Airbus A330, the larger -300 variant, will RwandAir’s fleet rise to 11 aircraft, for the first time reaching double digit numbers in the airline’s history.
New destinations will then be launched, among them Mumbai and in January Harare, which might be combined with Lusaka, returning Johannesburg to nonstop services.
Stand by for news from Abidjan’s launch party later tonight or early tomorrow morning before the aircraft with all the guests on board returns to Kigali.


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