RwandAir acquires flying rights to Lusaka

The country’s national carrier RwandAir has acquired flying rights to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital Lusaka.
A Rwandair plane
A Rwandair plane

The country’s national carrier RwandAir has acquired flying rights to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital Lusaka.

If launched, it will be the carrier’s 7th destination, following the Mombasa-Dubai flight scheduled to start on November 3.  

A statement from Lusaka said the Zambian government has authorised RwandaAir to launch a direct flight from Kigali to Lusaka.

The national carrier’s Chief Executive Officer, Rene Janata said that the Lusaka route is a great opportunity for the carrier.

“This is another big opportunity for the national carrier, if we get the market we will start flying there as soon as possible,” Janata said.

The carrier is in an expansion program that has seen them acquire a fleet of two 737-800 Boeing aircraft, Two CRJ200s and two Boeing slated for delivery next year.

In the statement, Zambian’s Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Lucy Mungoma said that Zambian airline will also soon start flying to Rwanda.

She said this during the opening of the Joint Permanent Commission meeting between Zambia and Rwanda, held in Lusaka Thursday.

Also speaking at the same occasion, Rwandan Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Eugene Munyakayanza said that Rwanda is impressed with the progress made so far, in strengthening partnerships between the two countries.

RwandAir is planning to introduce new destinations - Dubai, Addis and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as trying to access the West African market management says.

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