22 June, 2019

RwandAir expands route network with services to Guangzhou and Tel Aviv,


RwandAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has expanded its route network with a new service from his home base to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China.

The airline will fly to Guangzhou three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Guangzhou will be tagged to the existing Mumbai route and will be operated by the African Airlines Airbus A330 with triple-class cabin and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Wi-Fi onboard, in-flight entertainment and comfortable seats with more legroom making it very convenient for long haul flights.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir, said: “With the increasing volume of trade between African countries and China, the need to meet the high demand of businessmen and traders travelling between Africa and Guangzhou is strongly felt. This new route will open new business opportunities and also increase our passenger and cargo traffic”.

Guangzhou, well known as the “Canton City” is an expansive port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. The city, which is one of the major shopping destinations for merchants also features popular tourist attractions such as the iconic Canton Tower and Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort which offers an amusement park, international circus, water park, safari park, a bird park and a hotel.

Seating Capacity 30 Business Class, 21 Premium Economy Class, 223 Economy ClassCargo Capacity 132.20m³Overall Length 63.69mWingspan 60.30mOverall Height 17.18mCabin Width 5.18m (Inside)Cabin Height 2.38m (Floor to ceiling)Max. Takeoff Weight 235tCruising Speed / Max. Speed 1062.kph

Coming soon - Tel Aviv

RwandAir will also be further expanding its global reach with a new service starting next week to  Tel Aviv, the economic and technology centre of Israel, from its Kigali hub.  

The new direct service launches on 25th June 2019 and will be operated three times a week, scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG offering 16 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class.

“Adding Tel Aviv to our network is part of our long term plan to link Rwanda to the rest of the world. Tel Aviv is one of the world’s leading tech hubs and we look forward to flying business travellers as well as pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, to and from our network on this new route. It will also be a great opportunity to ease travel and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries” said Yvonne Manzi Makolo.

Seating Capacity 16 Business Class - 51’ pitch, 138 Economy Class - 31’ pitch
Cargo Capacity 21.4 - 52.0m³
Overall Length 39.5m
Wingspan 34.3m
Overall Height 12.5m
Cabin Width/Height 3.54m/-
Max. Takeoff Weight 155,500lb
Cruising Speed / Max. Speed 809.5kph / -

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