RwandAir granted 5th freedom traffic rights from Entebbe to Juba

Kigali – July 31st 2014. Effective 4th August 2014, RwandAir will commence new operations between Entebbe and Juba in South Sudan following the recently granted 5th freedom traffic rights from Uganda to South Sudan by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.

RwandAir will operate daily flights with a CRJ-900 and Boeing 737-700 aircraft with a two class service, business and economy.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our regional operations with today’s increase of frequency from Uganda to South Sudan and we hope this will serve as a key link for business and trade between the two countries”, commented Mr. John Mirenge, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer

Every Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flights will depart Entebbe at 07:00am arriving Juba at 08:00am and return from Juba at 08:55am arriving Entebbe at 10:05am. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays flights will depart Entebbe at 3:35pm arriving in Juba at 4:45pm and returning from Juba at 5:30pm to arrive back in Entebbe at 6:40pm.

Mr. Jean Paul Nyirubutama, RwandAir’s Deputy CEO and COO added that, “this new schedule, in addition to connecting Juba to Entebbe, will also provide it with seamless connections to the entire RwandAir network and in particular to Kigali, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, Dar es Salaam and Dubai.

Operating from Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines on the African continent. RwandAir’s fleet of an average of less than 3 years consist of two B737-800 NG Sky interior, two B737-700, two CRJ-900NG and one Q-400. RwandAir destinations include Kigali, Kamembe, Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos, Accra, Douala, Juba, Libreville and Brazzaville. In 2013, RwandAir was awarded the best short haul airline in Africa from Akwaaba/ African Trade Market.

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