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AIRLINES RwandAir


Things remain small scale in Rwanda. Kigali International Airport is stretched to the limit despite currently handling only 800,000 passengers per annum. Even when the new single runway Bugesera International Airport opens – scheduled for mid-2019 - its capacity will initially be only 1.7 million passengers, rising eventually to 4.5 million. Portuguese company Mota Engineering and Construction Africa will fund and operate the airport for an initial 25 years - with an option for a further 15 years - before transferring the facility to the Rwandan government. Once Bugesera opens, Kigali


International will be used for private charters plus pilot and engineer training. “The majority of our pilots and engineers are foreign, which is not sustainable,” says Makolo.


RwandAir is planning to take another


two A330s next year, with a target of 20 aircraft in the fleet by 2022 “depending how things go”. The carrier also plans to rationalise its fleet to just three types, with six Boeings potentially exiting the fleet, together with the two CRJ regional jets. RwandAir will retain Q-400s for thinner routes, but has only one domestic service, to Kamembe on Rwanda’s southwest border. Here, Lake Kivu provides the border with the DRC and an opportunity for tourism not based around Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. Domestic air route opportunities in a


country where no border is more than six hours’ driving are


limited but Makolo names another Lake Kivu access point, Gisenyi Airport, which is under consideration for reinstatement to the schedules, “plus possibly one in the north”.


She adds, however:


“There are very good roads, so the focus is on looking outside the country.” £


Abidjan Accra Bamako


Brazzaville Brussels Bujumbura Conakry Cotonou Dakar


Dar es Salaam Douala Dubai


Entebbe Guangzhou Harare


Johannesburg Juba


Kamembe Kilimanjaro Lagos


London Lusaka Mombasa Mumbai


Endangered


mountain gorillas can be viewed in Rwanda


Destinations in 2017


Yvonne Makolo


A London


Gatwick flight was launched in May


38 ISSUE 5 ROUTES NEWS 2017 routesonline.com


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