RwandAir expands its fleet with a dedicated freighter

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RwandAir has today taken delivery of its first dedicated freighter as the carrier expands its fleet.

The Boeing 737-800 SF, which is painted in RwandAir’s first cargo livery, will be based at the carrier’s Kigali hub.

The new jet will allow the Rwandan carrier to further expand its cargo operation, which has been on the rise.

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RwandAir will operate the new freighter to a number of key destinations in Africa and the Middle East, including Johannesburg, Nairobi, and the United Arab Emirates.

“The delivery of our dedicated cargo aircraft is a huge milestone in RwandAir’s fleet expansion plans,” Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said. “Cargo is of ever-increasing importance for the aviation industry, and as a landlocked country, we recognise the importance and value of good cargo connections.”

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“We want to ensure that Africa is seamlessly connected to the world, driving economic growth and valuable trade deals.”

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is renowned for its excellent customer service where recently RwandAir won the award for ‘Best Airline Staff in Africa’ at Skytrax’s 2022 World Airline Awards, for a second successive year.

RwandAir currently operates to a variety of destinations across East, Central, West, and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.