Thursday, August 15, 2013

► RWANDA: Air Uganda, RwandAir sign codeshare deal.

RwandAirAir Uganda logoAir Uganda (U7) and RwandAir (WB) yesterday signed a code-share agreement which, effective immediately, covers the Entebbe - Kigali route and will provide travellers with an increased choice of flights between the two cities. The signing ceremony took place at Kigali International Airport and was officiated by Mr. Cornwell Muleya, the CEO of Air Uganda  and Mr. John Mirenge , the CEO of RwandAir. 

The two airlines will jointly offer at-least 3 flights daily on the Entebbe – Kigali route and vice versa. The code share means that both airlines can sell tickets on either carrier with passengers being free to choose which flight to take at their convenience. The agreement also means that Air Uganda and RwandAir will work together to provide interconnections to other points in their respective networks, as well as to develop business and tourism in both countries.

With the two airlines joining hands, customers have more flight options and flexibility for their travel and are not restricted to the flight schedule of one carrier.
We are happy to sign this agreement with RwandAir, mainly because of the convenience it offers to our customers and the travelling public. With this partnership, we are confident that business and tourism will grow between our respective countries, because of the increased flight options and flexibility for travel,” commented Cornwell Muleya, the Air Uganda CEO.
Apart from the convenience this partnership is offering the customers, the two airlines aim to manage operational costs for both airlines through shared services. The increased frequencies are also expected to boost performance on the route.
RwandAir is committed to providing our customers with easy and convenient access to our destinations; this new codeshare relationship with Air Uganda affirms that commitment,” commented Mr. John Mirenge, the CEO of RwandAir.
The new code- share agreement is the beginning of a new partnership between the two carriers, at a time when the whole of East Africa is uniting, once again under the East African Community.