|NEWS / PRESS RELEASES|
In December 2015, RwandAir signed a lease agreement with Aircraft Lease Corporation, an American based lessor to acquire two brand new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation. The deliveries of the two aircraft named Kalisimbi and Muhabura are on 16th November 2016 and May 2017 respectively.
RwandAir becomes the first airline in Africa and second globally to acquire a Boeing 737-800NG equipped with inflight connectivity on a line-fit program.
The The 154-seater aircraft in a dual- class cabin configuration are identical to the two Boeing 737-800NG with the first Boeing Sky Interior in Africa purchased six years ago.
This month, the airline obtained its ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) certification in addition to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certificate which was renewed mid this year.
Note to Editors:
As part of RwandAir’s expansion strategy, in September this year, the airline received its first wide-bodied A330 (200 series) aircraft. RwandAir will receive its fourth B737-800NG in May 2017, and its second A330 (300 series), on 30th November 2016.
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