Bombadier Q400NG First Flight

RwandAir’s newly acquired Aircraft Bombardier Q 400 NextGen takes its first commercial flight.

RwandAir’s Bombardier Q 400NextGen flies to Bujumbura.

Kigali – March 10th, 2014. The management of RwandAir celebrated the delivery of a dual-class Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner at the Kigali International Airport on Monday March 3rd 2014. This successful event was attended by RwandAir’s senior management; Bombardier management team from Canada and guest of honor Minister of Infrastructure Silas Lwakabamba together with the Minister of finance, honorable Gatete Claver and minister of state in charge of transport, honorable Alex Nzahabwanimana. With a beautiful low pass preformed by the pilots followed by the tradition fire man’s salute, this new aircraft received a spectacular welcome. The delivery of the Bombardier Q 400 NextGen aircraft makes RwandAir the youngest airline with a complete fleet of all Next Generation Aircrafts.

In exactly one week since the arrival of the aircraft, the airline announced that the Bombardier Q 400 will be taking its first commercial flight this very morning from Kigali to Bujumbura and back. This marks the official commencement of its operation in the region. RwandAir, the national flag carrier of Rwanda, will operate this new Bombardier Q 400 NextGen aircraft equipped with 7 Business Class and 60 Economy Class seats. The aircraft will operate daily services to Brazzaville, Libreville, Entebbe, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa and Kamembe the only domestic route.

RwandAir is well-known for appropriately connecting travellers from Kigali International Airport. Though small in scale, the airline and airport are competent to deliver similar transfer and tailored services to Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Johannesburg, and many more. RwandAir projects to enlarge and reveal its new routes to Middle East, Asia and Europe.

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