RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, announced the commencement of direct daily flights between Entebbe in Uganda and Nairobi in Kenya effective January 29th 2015.
This follows the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda which permitted negotiations of fifth freedom rights by the carriers from the respective countries.
“The route will be operated by state of the art Next Generation dual class Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft which guarantees safety and great comfort, especially on such short haul routes. Flights are scheduled to depart at 9am from Entebbe and at 9pm from Nairobi, primarily catering for the demands of the business and the short stay traveler”, said Gobena Mikael, the General Manager, Commercial.
The airline, with the aim of being the obvious choice in the markets it serves, had established mid last year another direct service from Entebbe to Juba, in South Sudan as a response to the urgent demand of air transportation service between both cities.
“The new daily service from Entebbe to Nairobi will offer additional capacity conveniently and affordably suiting all travelers from both markets”, said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer.
RwandAir services will continue to revolve around playing a strategic role in boosting not only the economy of the airline’s home country but also the economy of the region in general by allowing smooth air transportation for passengers and goods.