RwandAir launches direct Abuja flights

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan flag carrier, RwandAir Express, on Friday said it has launched a new route from Kigali to Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.

An official statement issued by the arline on Friday said that Abuja will be the second Nigerian destination in the award-winning airline’s global expansion network, following the previous launch of direct service to Lagos, the economic capital of the West African nation.

There will be four weekly flights (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) from Kigali to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, using Airbus planes.

From Kigali as its hub, RwandAir currently flies to arond 20 cities in West, East and Southern Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

The airline which has 10 planes plans to have a fleet of about 20 aircraft by 2020.

The company has grown from a virtual carrier leasing its entire fleet, to operating its own, which now consists of two B737-700s, two B737-800s, two CRJ-900s, two Dash 8-400s, and two A330s.
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27 april 2018 11:09:08

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