RwandAir Receives 737-700NG

RwandAir has taken delivery of a 737-700NG as part of its fleet modernisation plan.

John Mirenge, CEO of RwandAir, commented: “Today’s acquisition begins the decommissioning process that we have been anticipating that replaces the two aging Boeing 737-500 leased from GECAS. We expect to receive a similar aircraft in less than one month. We will then own and operate a well-diversified set of four Boeing 737 Next Generation series that are relatively young in operation.” The airline noted the 737-700NGs ability to fly 6,000 km, which: “could easily offer direct flights to south-western Europe, Minor and Monsoon Asia and the Middle East. We also get to easily cover more western Africa destinations, with the firm intention to launch Accra in Ghana and Douala in Cameroon by June.” The Kigali International Airport, in Rwanda’s capital, and Bugesera Airport are both being expanded.

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