in Route Planning & Tourism

RwandAir to add three new West African destinations

Posted 21 August 2017 · Add Comment

RwandAir has announced that effective September 30, 2017, it will commence three weekly operations to Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Dakar (Senegal) from its new hub in Cotonou (Benin).

This is in addition to the three destinations, Libreville (Gabon), Brazzaville (Congo), and Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) that are already served from Cotonou effective 30th August. The new Cotonou hub will be synchronized with the existing operations from Kigali allowing seamless connections to the rest of the RwandAir destinations, which are growing fast on the African continent and beyond.

Dakar, Bamako, and Conakry are some of the largest cities in West Africa, and are home to a vast multicultural heritage and rich history with museums and ancient mosques dating back from the time of the great African empires. Some of the attractions include the house of slaves on the island of Gorée in Dakar, the National Museum of Mali, and the Conakry Grand Mosque, which is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“These latest additions are further proof of our commitment to improve connections on the African continent, and the will to create new opportunities for economic exchange, trade and tourism between countries with the aim of fostering economic development,” said Chance Ndagano, the acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.

The launch of these new destinations comes after the successful entry into the European market with flights to London and Brussels in May and July respectively. The new routes will extend RwandAir’s network to twenty-six (26) destinations.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gulfstream Aerospace marks five-year anniversary of G650 Type Certification

Gulfstream Aerospace has recently marked the five-year anniversary of the Gulfstream G650's type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a look back at the aircraft's esteemed history.

Gogo Business Aviation goes global with High-Speed Satellite Connectivity Service

Gogo Business Aviation is expanding its reach to become a global provider with the announcement of a high throughput satellite service for business aviation.

Air Burkina to be restructured

Air Burkina is to be restructured and its fleet expanded, possibly with turboprops, as part of a government initiative to improve its sustainability, reports ch-aviation.

Air Djibouti eyes 70-seaters

Air Djibouti is preparing for its next stage of growth the chairman of technical partner, reports ch-aviation.

RwandAir ready to host AFRAA in November

RwandAir will play host to the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda from 12 14 November 2017.

Saudi Arabian Airlines touches down in Mauritius

Maiden Flight Connects Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Island Nation Airline Received Grand Welcome in an Inauguration Ceremony Attended by the Vice President of Mauritius, Ministers and Airport Officials. Three-times-weekly direct

Honeywell ADSBSK0109300917
See us at
Global Aerospace BT28218ACI Africa BT77181017Aviation Africa BT18418AIMA Africa 2017GroundHandling BT0303280917AfBAC Expo BT2017