Kigali, 24th May, 2017 - RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is expecting the delivery of another brand new state of the art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with inflight connectivity. The new aircraft will land in Kigali on the 28th of May at 16hrs (ETA) and will take RwandAir’s young fleet to a total of 12 aircraft.
This aircraft delivery is part of the lease agreement signed in December 2015 between RwandAir and Aircraft Lease Corporation, an American based lessor to acquire two additional brand new dual class Boeing 737-800NG; the first was delivered in November last year.
“This aircraft will be RwandAir’s fourth of its type. It comes to enable new connections on the continent and beyond, as the airline continues to foster economic exchange between Rwanda and the rest of the world”, said Chance Ndagano, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.
The new Wi-Fi connected Boeing 737-800NG is configured in a dual class cabin comfortably seating 16 passengers in Business Class and 138 in Economy Class.
From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellency in on-time performance and safety and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. RwandAir, an IATA member airline renewed its IOSA certification in 2016 and has been ISAGO and EASA certified the same year.
With its 11 aircraft (including two wide-body A330) the young airline currently reaches out to 21 cities in Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and will begin its flights to the European continent starting 26th May 2017 to London, in the United Kingdom. In April this year, RwandAir started operations to Mumbai, India and Harare, Zimbabwe.
In the third quarter of 2017, RwandAir plans to spread its wings to Bamako (Mali), Conakry (Guinea) and Dakar (Senegal). Later this year, RwandAir’s ever growing network will spread to Guangzhou (China). In 2018, RwandAir is targeting the American market and will fly to New York (U.S.A).