|NEWS / PRESS RELEASES|
On 30th November 2016, RwandAir the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda took delivery of its second Airbus A330 (300 series) at the Airbus delivery centre, Toulouse France.
The A330-300 is a Wi-Fi enabled state of the art equipment, configured in a triple class layout but larger than “Ubumwe” the A330-200 that arrived two months ago. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines.
“With a capacity of carrying 274 passengers and 132.20 cubic meters cargo , we are proudly re-affirming our plans for long haul operations connecting Rwanda , the region and the continent to the rest of the World”, said John Mirenge, RwandAir’s Chief Executive Officer.
RwandAir’s fleet expansion is in line with its plans to launch more destinations in 2017;
RwandAir is a certified IOSA operator and an IATA member airline; the airline has also
In 2017, RwandAir will expand into long haul operations and increase frequencies on routes with increased demand; more routes on the continent will be launched with another Wi-Fi connected Boeing 737-800NG joining the young fleet mid same year.