RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, announced that flights to Harare in Zimbabwe and Mumbai in India will commence on 1st and 3rd April 2017 respectively.
The flights to Harare which will be tagged to the existing Lusaka (Zambia) route and will be operated daily while the Mumbai flights will be operated non-stop four times per week by the airline’s young fleet of Bombardier and Boeing Next Generation aircraft, configured with a dual class cabin.
“We are delighted to enable new and seamless connections between more African cities and beyond the continent which goes along with creating more businesses and boost the various countries’ social and economic development”, said John Mirenge, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer.
The two new destinations will take RwandAir’s growing network to twenty-one destinations. The airline will this year launch more destinations including its first long-haul flights to London Gatwick in the United Kingdom and New York in the United States of America.
In 2016 RwandAir started operations to Cotonou and Abidjan and received its first two wide-body brand new Airbus A330s, and its third Boeing 737-800NG.