Rwanda: RwandAir Express resumes Kigali-Juba flights

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier, RwandAir Express, will resume direct flights between Kigali and Juba on Wednesday after they were suspended on 10 July, due to the renewed fighting in the South Sudan capital city, the airline said in a statement made available to PANA in Kigali.

"We are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights to Juba effective Wednesday," the statement said, adding that the departure for all flights to Juba were scheduled for Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:00 pm local time (11:00 GMT) to arrive at 16:40 pm local time (13:40 GMT).

Flights will depart Juba for Kigali via Entebbe, Uganda, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 17:20 pm (14:20 GMT) to arrive in Kigali at 18:30 pm local time (16:30 GMT), the airline said.

Fighting erupted in Juba on 7 July between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar. Some 300 people were reported to have been killed while some 40,000 were displaced.

This is the second time that RwandAir Express has cancelled its flights in and out of Juba. It suspended operations in December 2013 following reports of an attempted coup in South Sudan that triggered fighting between troops loyal to the two men.
-0- PANA TWA/MA 20July2016

20 july 2016 10:58:42




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