new route will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by a
Boeing 737-800NG offering 16 seats in business class and 138 seats in
economy class, according to the statement from the the national carrier.
RwandAir will connect tourists and business travelers between
Tel Aviv and its network three times a week via its Kigali hub, the statements reads partly.
“Adding Tel Aviv to our network is part of our long term plan to link Rwanda to the rest of the world. Tel Aviv is one of the world’s leading tech hubs and we look forward to flying business travelers as well as pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, to and from our network on this new route. It will also be a great opportunity to ease travel and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries” said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir’s CEO is quoted as saying.
Tickets are now available for sale through RwandAir website, sales offices and travel agencies. Tel Aviv will be the 29th destination of RwandAir and its second destination in the Middle East after Dubai.
On the 17th April 2019, RwandAir launched flights to Kinshasa. Addis Ababa and Luanda will be added to its expanding network this year in addition to Guangzhou which will start on 18th June 2019. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York.
With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-seven (27) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Previously, RwandAir started flights from Kigali to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels as well as Dakar from its second hub in Cotonou. RwandAir also introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its Cotonou hub. In April, 2018 RwandAir started flights to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town has joined its network effective 16th May, 2018.
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