RwandAir to add Libreville to its growing network
Carrier to launch three weekly flights linking Kigali to Libreville and Brazzaville
March 28, 2011, Kigali: RwandAir the national carrier of Rwanda has announced that it will launch flights from Kigali to Libreville the capital city of the West Central African republic of Gabon from April 30, 2011. The three weekly flights have been designed to operate a triangular schedule between Kigali, Libreville and Brazzaville with full right to uplift passengers between Libreville and Brazzaville.
While making this announcement, RwandAir CEO John Mirenge affirmed that it was only a matter of time before the airline introduced Libreville to its network since the carrier is keen on linking Central and West African cities with East Africa. “Earlier this month we launched flights to Brazzaville, but that was not the end of it, we were just finalizing arrangements for Libreville which we are now proud to announce,” said Mr Mirenge. He further added that the memorandum of understanding for bilateral air services agreement signed between the representatives of governments of Rwanda and Gabon will allow the carriers of both countries fifth freedom rights. Kigali – Libreville flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Libreville, located on the west coast of Africa along the banks of Komo River and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean becomes the fourth port city for RwandAir after Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Dubai. The Brazzaville route launched three weeks ago is expected to get a major boost from the planned triangular operation.
The airline will later this year take delivery of two Boeing 737- 800 from Boeing Commercial Airplanes. These aircraft become the first on the continent to be fitted with the Boeing “Sky Interior”.