Rwanda: RwandAir Express officially becomes IATA member

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, has officially been admitted as the new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Mirenge, said on Wednesday in Kigali.

He said in a statement that the airline's membership of the global air transport association had been officially approved following an application and a two-year audited financial report that was carried out with very strict evaluation of flight safety by Aviation Quality Services (AQS) company.

It said that for RwandAir Express to obtain this certification of IATA, the airline had satisfied fully a number of key requirements in 8 operational sectors of airlines - Management system and organization; Exploitation; Exploitation control and air traffic; Airplane technique and maintenance service; Air exploitation; Ground exploitation; Commodity transportation; Safety security.

According to Rwandan officials, the certificate was expected not only to bring commercial benefits but also serve as an advantage in promoting the airline's brand. This would also open avenues for joint ventures with other airlines.

The Rwandan airline currently flies to 13 destinations: Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Mombasa (Kenya), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Jubba (South Sudan), Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroon), Brazzaville (Congo) and Lusaka (Zambia).
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27 may 2015 20:49:36

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