On November 13th 2015, RwandAir and the Rwanda Cycling Federation signed a partnership agreement in support of the cycling sport in Rwanda by the airline.
For the second consecutive year, the airline will support the federation in the provision of air transportation services to organizers, riders, and their equipment to participate in the various competitions taking place across the seventeen routes operated by the airline.
The signing takes place two days to the start of the 7th edition of Tour of Rwanda, the 928.4KM race during which Team Muhabura one of the teams representing Rwanda will proudly wear the airline’s branded jerseys.
The “Union Cycliste Internationale” (UCI) rated race has become one of the country’s major sporting events and one of the most important African competitions on the cycling calendar.
“RwandAir is proud to be associated with the Rwanda Cycling Federation and commends the achievements done in developing cycling and making Rwanda famous,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, RwandAir Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer.
“ We are pleased with this renewed partnership and grateful to the national carrier’s support as our participation in the various international competitions helped us in achieving great milestones which improved our UCI Africa Tour rankings and could lead to Olympics qualifications, ” said Aimable Bayingana, Rwanda Cycling Federation Chairman
This year’s race will be a chance for the sport fans to see famous riders from Africa, America, and Europe in action competing across the thousand hills of our country.
RwandAir one of the fastest growing airlines on the continent continues to take pride in supporting various Rwandan and African sporting initiatives as part of its’ Corporate Social Responsibility program touching all the 14 countries served by the airline.
Note to editors:
From Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir an IOSA operator, and full IATA airline member operates one of the youngest fleet on the African continent and is well reputed for an excellent on time performance. The airline reaches out to seventeen cities in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.
As part of RwandAir expansion strategy the airline expects the delivery of two brand new triple class Airbus A330s expected to be delivered in 2016 for Asia and Europe services.
Since Safety remains the top priority for RwandAir’s best practices, the airline is undergoing the enhancement process of the IATA Operational Safety Audit certification as well as the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations for which the completion is expected by mid 2016.