#AfriTravel: Rwandair announces new direct flight between Cape Town and Harare

2018-02-13 11:28 - Gabi Zietsman
Post a comment 0

Cape Town - The Rwandan airline will be extending its Kigali-Harare route to include Cape Town, becoming the first airline to have direct flights between the Zimbabwean capital and the Mother City.

Launching on 16 May, KT Press reports that the new extension comes after the Zimbabwean government gave 5th freedom rights to Rwanda's national carrier to travel through to South Africa. Currently the Kigali-Harare flights operate on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

SEE: #AfriTravel: RwandAir connects Central and East Africa with new route to London

Joram Gumbo, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, told Daily News that this move will make it easier for Zimbabweans to travel between the two countries and increase revenue at Harare's airport.

This will extend the airline's reach into Southern Africa, which is already well established in East, West and Central Africa, and plans are underway to enter the Israel market.

Last year Rwandair introduced new flights to London in the UK, serviced by their new A330 fleet.

ALSO SEE: #AfriTravel: January launch date set for the Single African Air Transport Market

More expansions in the African aviation industry is expected this year, after the Africa Union (AU) launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) on 28 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Summit.

The project aims to enhance air travel connectivity between the continent's countries, promoting regional tourism and trade and cement Africa's role in global aviation.

Plan your trip: