RWANDAIR LAUNCHING INFLIGHT DUTY FREE SERVICES
(Posted 17th November 2016)
Following the arrival yesterday of ‘Kalisimbi‘, RwandAir’s third Boeing B737-800NG and first – also in Africa – with inflight WiFi connectivity, has the airline’s CEO Mr. John Mirenge announced the launch of inflight duty free sales over the coming days.
Once in place will this added service measure catapult RwandAir into the top tier of African airlines as far as service levels is concerned.
A further measure to be introduced soon will be an online check in facility for passengers who prefer to have their check in procedure completed before driving to the airport where they will then only need to drop off their baggage after receiving their boarding pass either on their phone or else have printed it out.
Mr. Mirenge also confirmed that the airline aims at the launch of seven new destinations in 2017, starting with Harare in January. Other African destinations will be Lilongwe, Conakry and Bamako in West Africa while long haul flights planned include Mumbai, London and New York.
Next to arrive in Kigali will be ‘Umurage‘, an Airbus A330-300, which will join her sistership ‘Ubumwe‘ to allow RwandAir launch long haul flights, due for delivery in Kigali on the 30th of November.
Both Mr. Mirenge, CEO of the airline and Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana, the Minister of State for Transport, hailed the country’s exemplary leadership which, through long term vision, allowed not only the airline to grow in leaps and bounds – clearly understanding air transport as a strategic asset – but also position the country as a major MICE destination.