RwandaAir is planning further long-haul network expansion of new destinations Conakry, Bamako and Dakar.
John Mirenge, the airline’s chief executive officer announced that “After Abidjan, We will be going to Conakry, Bamako, Dakar and improve connectivity within”.
The national carrier is currently negotiating with the UK Civil Aviation Authority to open flights to Gatwick. Rwandair officials also said that the airline also plans include opening of new routes to other parts of Europe and East Asia.
Last month the airline launched flights to Cotonou, Benin, another West Africa nation. The opening of the Abidjan route means the airline’s now flies to 19 destinations, including Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Lusaka, Juba, Douala, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Cotonou, Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos, Libreville and Brazzaville.
RwandAir is IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified. The globally-recognised and accepted evaluation certification confirms that the airline’s operational management and control systems meet international civil aviation safety and other standards.