RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has celebrated 3 years of flying to Lagos, Nigeria.
The three years journey of the young of fast growing airline servicing the Nigerian route has been a great positive experience to closely work with the travel partners across the country that have supported the awareness of the airline products and the great experiences awaiting in the home country .
At the agency forum where the 3 years anniversary was celebrated, the travel agencies were appreciated for the support in selling Rwanda with the easy visa regime as well as the tourism attractions that the country has to offer including the famous gorilla trek and scenic adventures.
“Having been offering the most competitive air fares and guaranteed safety with our state of the art Next Generation fleet, we have enjoyed working with different supportive travel agencies that have been selling Rwanda where the weather is friendly across the year as a tourism and love destination resulting in Rwanda hosting Nigerian beautiful couples tying the knot in the country of a thousand hills”; said Josephine Rurangwa, the RwandAir Country Manager in Nigeria.
During the event, RwandAir recognized and rewarded partners and travel agencies for their contribution to the growth of the airline in Nigeria in the past 3 years.
RwandAir recent major milestone is the passing of the IATA Operational Safety Audit which resulted in the acquisition of the IOSA certificate. The airline’s commitment to operate with the highest and international industry safety standards continues with the purse of another certification, the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations expected to be completed by June 2016.
Operating from Kigali, the hub RwandAir operates a seven aircraft Next Generation fleet and flies to sixteen destinations in Africa and the Middle East. After starting direct daily flights between Entebbe and Juba, the airline recently launched direct daily flights between Entebbe and Nairobi.
RwandAir continue to play a strategic role in the integration of the African economies as one of the major projects of the Rwandan Government to boost the country’s economy and strategically position the country’s capital to become a major African hub in many aspects such as in information technology, hosting high level conferences and investment opportunities as the country continue to be a revolutionary in the ease of doing business (Ranked 2nd in Africa by the 2014 World Bank Report).
RwandAir flies to Lagos four times weekly with a dual class Boeing 737 -800 Next Generation aircraft, the first Boeing Sky Interior in Africa. The airline expects delivery of a second brand new dual class Bombardier Q400Next Generation aircraft and is concluding agreements with aircraft manufacturers for wide body aircraft. These will enable the airline to expand its operations to destinations in Europe and Asia by 2016.