The East African carrier, RwandAir has announced plans to connect flight services between Lagos and its hub in Kigali into far eastern routes including Mumbai in India and Guangzhou in China.
According to the Country Manager of the airline in Nigeria, Ms. Ibiyemi Odusi, part of reasons why the airline decided to operate into these routes was to bridge in services by the airlines operating on the route.
While declaring that the airline will deploy a bigger aircraft on the route to give passengers value for their money, Odusi spoke of plans by RwandAir to extend flight services between Kigali and China as well as Mumbai in India.
“We are planning to launch two new routes for the Nigerian market, they are Mumbai and Guangzhou in China. We did our marketing research and discovered that Nigeria has a need for more carriers into the Far Eastern routes, and as a strong player on our current routes, we thought there is a great need to satisfy our passengers.
“By September , Rwand Air is taking delivery of an Airbus A330, with a flat bed in business class , fee onboard WIFI, Mobile Network, World-Class Inflight Entertainment which will serve these new routes . By December, we take delivery of another Airbus to further service the routes to complement our Nigerian routes. As an airline, we feel the need to empathise with our customers by giving them quality aircraft as travel time increases on routes. We are also improving safety with the training of our personnel.”