The national airline of the Republic of Rwanda, Rwandair has announced the planned launch of operations to Conakry, Guinea; Bamako, Mali; and Dakar, Senegal from 30th September 2017.
The three cities, some of the largest in West Africa, boast a multicultural heritage and rich history with museums and ancient mosques dating back to the great African empires era.
Chance Ndagano, the acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir said, “These latest additions are further proof of our commitment to improving connections on the African continent, and the will to create new opportunities for economic exchange, trade and tourism between countries with the aim of fostering economic development.”
The routes will complement its Libreville, Gabon; Brazaville, Congo; and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore services that will from 30th August 2017 be served from the airline’s new Cotonou hub which is synchronized with the carrier’s operations in Kigali.
In early August 2017, RwandAir announced that it had been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin. The seventh freedom rights allow an airline to base its operations outside its home base and operate between its seventh freedom base and a third country without returning to its country.
The carrier’s new second hub in Cotonou will enable seamless connections to its destinations across the continent and beyond.
The new West African routes will bring Rwandair’s network to 26 global destinations.