RwandAir will Sunday receive yet another aircraft to add to its growing fleet. At 5pm EAT, the B737-800NG (Next Generation) aircraft will touch down at Kigali International Airport to a fireman’s salute.
The development comes fast on the heel of the airline making a milestone by launching its first European destination with a direct flight to Gatwick, London’s second busiest airport.
The brand new Boeing is the airline’s fourth aircraft equipped with in-flight WiFi. It’s the second Boeing airliner being delivered from Seattle by Boeing Company in nine months.
The 154-seater airliner (16 seats for business class and 138 for economy) takes RwandAir’s fleet to 12 aircraft. The new Boeing is expected to serve new destinations in Africa such as Conakry in Guinea Bissau, Bamako in Mali, and Dakar in Senegal, officials said.
Many airlines, consider the B737 as a reliable revenue-making aircraft, but for RwandAir, Africa’s fastest growing airline, it new acquisition is a stamp of progress and national pride that no one can put a price tag on.