Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair is set to spread wings to Guinea Conakry, as Rwanda and the West African country review bilateral ties.
President Kagame arrived in Guinea’s capital Conakry yesterday and will join his counterpart, President Alpha Conde, to witness the signing of multiple deals between the two countries.
Rwanda’s ambassador to Nigeria and Guinea, Stanislas Kamanzi said other agreements to be signed are in the sectors of agriculture, governance, and digital economy.
In February this year, RwandAir signed a lucrative deal with 70-year old Ethiopian Airlines, an aviation deal that will see Rwanda and Ethiopia position themselves as growing key players on the continent.
According to terms of the deal, the two countries agreed to open their airspace allowing their national carriers to operate without restrictions.
Guinea’s carrier is expected to enjoy the new partnership with RwandAir.
Oyé Guilavogui Guinea’s Minister for Transport told journalists in the capital Conakry that the country’s carrier expects modern expertise from RwandAir.
“Their country (Rwanda) is landlocked, they have extremely improved the air transport and today we are learning from them.” “We are in the process of resuming Air Guinea, therefore Rwandan experiences will be very helpful.”
Air Guinea was privatised in 1992, and was eventually dissolved in 2002.
RwandAir launched its maiden operation in 2002. Currently, RwandAir flies to 18 destinations, nearly all in Africa.
The carrier expects to purchase four new aircrafts, bringing its fleet total to 14.