RWANDAIR, is set to continue its expansion drive in 2017 as the airline has concluded arrangements to commence flight operations into Harare and Mumbai in April.The carrier has also expressed hopes to expand flights into other routes including : Lilongwe, in Malawi, Bamako , in Mali, Conakry , in Guinea , New York in the United States and London , in the United Kingdom .
Country Manager , Rwand Air, Ms Ibiyemi Odusi, disclosed this in an online statement in Lagos on Monday.
Ms Odusi said,” This year, there are plans for New York, London, Mumbai, Harare, Lilongwe, Bamako and Conakry.”
She said Rwand Air expansion flights into Harare in Zimbabwe and Mumbai in India as growth plans for the Nigerian market is slated for April , 2017.
Flights into London, she said will also commence in the first quarter of 2017.
She said the unique selling point of the new routes will be driven by its International Air Transport Association (IATA) operational safety audit (IOSA) and ISAGO which is guarantee of the airline’s safety record .
Odusi listed other unique selling points to include : good product and operating aircraft, young fleet with reliability , customer service , in- flight entertainment , on time performance and seamless connectivity beyond its hub in Kigali, the Rwandan capital .
She said the airline will deploy its new Airbus 300- 200 and Airbus 300- 300 as well as Boeing 737- 800 aircraft with on board wifi and mobile network. The Airbuses have flat-bed in the business class cabins and also RwandAir Premium cabins exist as Premium Economy cabins with value for money
Odusi said the airline will offer two piece baggage allowance with 23 kilogrammes for economy and business class passengers ,while business class passengers will enjoy two piece baggage allowance with 32 kilogrammes .
Rwand Air, she said is committed to offering the best products at all times .