RwandAir resumes Nairobi flights

Two weeks after announcing the suspension of flights to Nairobi, RwandAir has resumed operations to Kenya’s capital with two daily frequencies, the airline said in a statement. The flights were suspended after a plane RwandAir leased from JetLink crashed at Kanombe International airport into the VIP lounge. 

Two weeks after announcing the suspension of flights to Nairobi, RwandAir has resumed operations to Kenya’s capital with two daily frequencies, the airline said in a statement.

The flights were suspended after a plane RwandAir leased from JetLink crashed at Kanombe International airport into the VIP lounge.

Officials said that the mid morning flight and the afternoon flight will be operated on a daily basis. 

“The early afternoon flight WB108 will now be departing from Nairobi for Kigali at 1400HRS (Nairobi time) while the late evening flight WB118 will now be leaving Nairobi for Kigali at 2000HRS (Nairobi time),” RwandAir’s Corporate and Communication Manager, Michael Otieno explained. 

He added that other notable changes on the RwandAir schedule include flight WB115 to Kamembe which will now be departing from Kigali at 0800HRS (local time) daily, flight WB103 to Kilimanjaro will be departing from Kigali at 0700HRS (local time) on Mondays and Wednesdays and at 1400HRS on Fridays.

Flight WB206 to Bujumbura will now be departing from Kigali at 1630HRS (local time) daily except Fridays when departures move an hour back to 1540HRS.

Otieno also explained that the airline has maintained two daily frequencies to Entebbe with the early afternoon flight departing from Kigali at 1300HRS while the evening flight leaves Kigali at 1900HRS.

Scheduled flights to Johannesburg remain suspended for the time being however the carrier said it was working towards resuming these operations in the near future.

Otieno revealed that the carrier’s plans to launch scheduled flights to Goma and Dar-es-Salaam remain underway with the launch dates slated for mid December 2009 and mid January 2010 respectively.  

Early this week, the national carrier signed a contract with its first two pilots ahead of the arrival of its own two 50 sitter CRJ200 aircrafts.

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