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Rebranded from Rwandair Express (2002-2009)

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Kigali Kanombe (KGL)
Rwanda B
Africa B

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14 Countries served
17 Destinations served
24 Routes served




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Etihad rejects talk of RwandAir tie-up

Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) has rejected comments made by the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir (WB, Kigali), John Mirenge, linking the Emirati carrier to talks over the possible purchase of a 49% stake in the Rwandan national airline.

On Saturday, Mirenge was quoted by The Reporter as saying his airline had narrowed down the list of potential suitors to Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) and Etihad Airways.

However, in a statement to ch-aviation, an Etihad spokesman said the ...

Rwandair in talks with Etihad, Ethiopian over 49% stake

RwandAir (WB, Kigali) CEO John Mirenge has disclosed his airline is in talks with both Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) and Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) over the planned sale of a 49% stake in the growing Central African carrier.

"Currently, we are in talks with Ethiopian Airlines, but we are also talking to Etihad Airways," he said in a statement to Panapress. "This step will help us to select the right airline that would fit in."

In addition to gaining equity in the airline, ...

RwandAir secures $160mn loan to finance A330 acquisition

RwandAir (WB, Kigali) has secured a USD160 million loan facility from the Preferential Trade Area Bank (PTA) needed for the purchase of its first two widebody aircraft.

The Rwandan national carrier signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) in March for the acquisition of two A300s - one A330-200 and one A330-300 - due for delivery during the second half of next year.

"The acquisition of the two wide body aircraft will significantly increase ...

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Ethiopian to lease not acquire Terrible Teen B787s - Tewolde

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says his airline would lease, rather than acquire, between six and eight early model B787-8s from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare). In February, the Ethiopian national carrier was linked, along with Réunionaise operator Air Austral (UU, St. Denis de la Réunion), to separate deals for so-called "Terrible Teen" B787s.

“We want to lease them but we will not purchase them. The issue is still under discussion,” Tewolde told The Reporter ...


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