Friday, March 29, 2013

► GHANA: RwandAir announces Douala, Accra, Juba as next destinations to come in June/July.

RwandAirWith the imminent arrival of the first of two Boeing 737-700NGs, replacing the airline's Boeing 737-500s whose leases expire mid year, Rwandair (WB) has announced that Douala and Accra will be the airline's next new destinations from 1 June 2013.

Rwandair 737-800NG
Rwandair 737-800NG (Rwandair)
Robert Nsinga, RwandAir's senior marketing manager, said RwandAir would also soon open new destinations from Kigali to Accra, Ghana and Douala in Cameroon, making them the carrier's fourteenth and fifteenth destinations respectively. 

The flights to Accra / Ghana Accra will operate five times a week and Douala will be served four times a week.

A month later, on 1 July, Juba, the capital of South Sudan will be added to the network and will initially be served three times a week with the recently acquired brand new CRJ900NextGen regional jets. Departure from Kigali is at 09:45 a.m. and the return flight from Juba to Kigali will take off at 13:00 South Sudan time.

The 737-700s, leased from the International Leasing Finance Corporation, will replace WB's two Boeing 737-500s whose leases from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) expire in May and July respectively. 

Rwandair has also allured to launching flights to the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. Flights to Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, and a much speculated Cape Town flight will also be added later this year.