THE recent flurry of activity within RwandAir is testimony that with the right tools and management, local companies have the ability to compete not just regionally but internationally. The phenomenon success of the national carrier in recent times has put to rest the days of its precursor Alliance Express, which chartered in highly troubled waters.
News that the airline has registered 6,000 more passengers within a short period clearly enhances its rightful status as the national carrier. In the recent past, the airline has opened up new routes regionally and internationally, on top of its plan to take delivery of two brand new Boeing 737-800NG jets from US-based Boeing Commercial Airplanes this year.
Gone are days when the carrier relied on leasing jets. It can now afford to buy state-of-the-art jets, which heralds a brighter future. This also keeps it on an almost equal footing with established African airlines like Kenya Airways, Ethiopian, Egyptair and South African Airways.
Kudos to the management of RwandAir. Keep up the spirit.