Rwanda signs air transport deals with Angola, Togo

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda and Angola on Wednesday signed an agreement allowing RwandAir Express to use the latter's all international airports while Angolan airline TAAG will use Kigali International Airport  after a feasibility study is carried out next month.

The deal, reached in Kigali between Rwandan State Minister for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Angolan counterpart, Dr Augusto Da Silva Tomas, will see the number of passenger flights between Rwanda and Angola raised.

"This airline agreement  between Rwanda and Angola is an important step in making sure RwandAir has access to key markets in Latin America such as Brazil and Argentina," Uwihanganye said.

Under the deal, RwandAir will be able to transit via Angola to South American destinations.
TAAG currently operates medium-haul services in Africa and long-haul services to Brazil, Cuba, China and Portugal.

Meanwhile,  Rwanda and Togo have signed an air services agreement paving the way for more direct flights between Kigali and the West African nation, officials confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali.

Under this agreement, signed by Rwandan State Minister for Transport and his Togolese counterpart, Ninsao Gnofam,  Togo-registered carrier ASKY Airlines will be allowed to operate flights to Kigali within the limits set by this bilateral air traffic agreement.

In addition, the agreement will simplify certification rules for aeronautical products by reducing unnecessarily procedures for RwandAir to use Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport in Togo  as a transit point to other destinations in Africa and Europe.

-0- PANA TWA/AR 23May2018

23 Maio 2018 17:25:52

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