As more growing business ties between Rwanda and Nigeria continue, Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, will next month launch direct flights to Lagos, Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with September, RwandAir’s Commercial Director, Bert Van Der Stege revealed that RwandAir will be operating five weekly flights to Lagos.
He said the national carrier is aiming at building a convenient network and expand operations to key cities in Africa to boost business.
“We shall be operating five fights a week not daily as it had been earlier reported,” explains Der Stege.
Currently, RwandAir, one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa, serves many regional cities including Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.
The airline also serves Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos, Libreville and Brazzaville.
With only $199 economy class and $799 business class return fares on the Lagos-Johannesburg route excluding taxes, travellers from Nigeria can fly conveniently aboard RwandAir’s new Next Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Sky Interior, the first on the African continent!
Baggage allowance has been increased to 60 kgs or 2 piece concept each weighing 30 kg in economy class and 90 kgs or 3 pieces each weighing 30 kgs in business class.
The clients can also purchase the special business class fare of $799 excluding tax on selected routes: Lagos to Entebbe, Nairobi and Dubai.
The routes expansion has became necessary owing to increased traffic to Rwanda from Nigeria. Rwanda’s GDP has been growing steadily over the past years, making the country’s economy one of the most stable in Africa.
From a low of 4.1% in 2009, its GDP has stabilized at 7% aided by good crop harvests, exportation of raw minerals and tourism. – CAJ News
Culled from: CAJ News