Rwanda announced commencement of flights to Cotonou, in Benin and Abidjan in Ivory Coast effective October 8 with three weekly flights each.
RwandAir – the flag carrier airline of Rwanda recently announced the commencement of flights to Cotonou, in Benin and Abidjan in Ivory Coast effective September 2st and October 8tht 2016 respectively, with three weekly flights each.
The flights to Cotonou will be tagged to the existing Kigali – Douala and Libreville routes, while the flights to Abidjan will be tagged with Accra. Both schedules into Cotonou and into Abidjan will be on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and out of Cotonou and Abidjan will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
BothÂ flights to Cotonou and to Abidjan will be operated by their B737-700 and -800 aircraft.
“With the addition of these two destinations, RwandAir continues to fulfill its mission of connecting Rwanda with West Africa to build sustainable ties among sister African cities and enable trade and tourism between the two countries,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rwandair.
Cotonou and Abidjan will take the airlineâ€™s growing network to nineteen destinations all connecting through Kigali, at the heart of Africa.
Reports also indicate that the airline is also looking to link Rwanda with Asia starting with China, specifically Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing and India through Mumbai. They also plans to have a fleet of about 20 aircraft by 2020.
From Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir currently reaches out to seventeen cities in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa and the Middle East. The airline operates one of the youngest fleet in Africa and is well reputed for excellent on time performance, safety, and customer services.