RwandAir has announced plans to take delivery of a brand new Airbus 330 to be deployed on the Kigali/Nigerian route.
The aircraft which will be configured into business, premium and economy according to the airline’s Country Manager, Nigeria, Ibiyemi Odusi, will be deployed on the Nigerian-Dubai route next month and subsequently service the Lagos-Mumbai route in December.
The airline with its hub in Kigali; the Rwandan capital, operates into Dubai, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar-Esalaam, Lusaka, Bujumbura, Juba, Accra, Brazzaville, Douala, Cotonou and Libreville.
Speaking at an event where the airline met with its trade partners, travel agents and customers in Lagos, Odusi said the airline will in the first quarter of next year take delivery of another brand new Airbus aircraft for planned operations into Guangzhou in China for Nigerian passengers.
She said the meeting with trade and corporate partners in Lagos provided an avenue for the airline to plan further for the present financial year 2016/17 and applauded its customers and trade partners for the success the Nigeria market achieved.
Odusi said the last financial year was a good outing for the airline on the Nigerian route as its revenue outflows and passenger traffic were the highest in terms of growth in the RwandAir network.
She said it was for this reason that RwandAir holds dearly its Nigerian operations even as she assured that the airline will continue to invest in Nigeria with new products that will endear its patronage.
She said Nigerian passengers have demonstrated patronage and commitment to the airline and that it was time to give back with more quality services and competitive fares.
While thanking its corporate clients, trade partners and other valued customers in Nigeria for the last financial year, Odusi appealed to them to increase their patronage as the airline will continue to unveil products that would enhance the travel experience both seamless, affordable and pleasurable.