Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir is opening a new route to Douala, Cameroon, beginning March 30, 2014, as part of its expansion plan to fly its dream to Africa.
According to RwandAir, they will be making four weekly flights to Douala from Kigali every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, adding to its network destinations totaling to 16 destinations since it rebranded its present operating name in 2009.
RwandAir flies across the West African destinations of Accra, Libreville, Brazzaville, Lagos, and the addition of Douala as its 5th destination in the region makes their presence as a major competitor felt by all other airlines.
The airline also serves one domestic destination to Rusizi, with many daily regional operations in regional cities of Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, and Kilimanjaro.
Recently, RwandAir was awarded the prize of the “Best Short Haul Airline in Africa at the 9th AKWAABA Fair in Lagos” and is part of the best and fastest growing airlines on the African continent.
Apparently the carrier has also equipped itself with new aircrafts with two brand new Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen regional jets in November of 2012, and the next acquisition is set for Q400 aircrafts that will introduce business class to domestic routes, starting February of 2014.
The airline plans to enlarge its network to new routes in the Middle East, Asia and Europe in the near future.