The national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda announced plans to commence flight operations in Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa.
RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare. The Abuja flight to be tagged to the existing Accra route, where Abuja will be the stopover point before reaching Accra. “This is yet another big milestone for RwandAir as we continue to expand our network. Our aim is to provide to our customers seamless and better connections on the continent and beyond. Abuja and Cape Town come in as a boost to the different economies in terms of tourism and trade on one hand, and enhance bilateral partnership between our countries on the other”, said Chance Ndagano Ag, CEO, RwandAir. Commonly referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the Table Mountain, one of the top tourist attractions of the city along with Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. Built in 1980s, Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria and is the only city in Africa built solely for the purpose of being the capital city. Abuja’s top tourist attractions include Aso Rock, Gurara waterfalls, Millennium Park, National Ecumenical Center and the Abuja National Mosque, to name a few. The two new destinations will take RwandAir’s destinations to 26.