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RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, today operated its maiden flight to Cape Town.

RwandAir will operate the route four time a week from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare.

The maiden flight was operated by a Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen which has a sitting capacity of 75 passengers, however, newly appointed CEO, Yvonne Manzi Makolo said that in the beginning medium planes will be used to fly passengers to the new route, with plans at a later stage to introduce Airbus aircraft.

When announcing the Cape Town flights, RwandAir also announced that it will add Abuja to its network. The Abuja flight will be tagged to the existing Accra route, where the flight will stop in Abuja before heading to Accra and it will also be operated four times a week.

In August last year, the Carrier launched its regional hub in Benin to effectively serve Western and Central Africa.

Earlier on February 2nd 2018, the airline had revealed its plan to enter the Israel’s market – inviting qualifying bidders to become its GSA in Israel.

For more information on the Cape Town flights, click here