• Chidozie Uzoezie

RwandAir Considers the A350 for Flights to North America

RwandAir says it is studying the Airbus A350-900 as a possible long haul aircraft to help it launch non-stop services between Kigali and North America. Speaking to newsmen at the delivery ceremony of its first Airbus A330 airrcaft last week at Toulouse, France, RwandAir's Chief Executive Officer John Mirenge said the A350 could be used to serve New York JFK.

“We have a plan to launch flight service to New York with the A350,” Mirenge said. He added that the carrier's A330-200, 9XR-WN (cn 1741), would be used to serve Dubai Int'l later this month before being deployed onto longhaul routes to Mumbai Int'l, Guangzhou, London, andParis CDG. RwandAir had on 27 September, 2016 taken delivery of its first Airbus A330 nicknamed ‘Ubumwe’ (unity). The airline is expected to take delivery of a second and larger Airbus 330-300 in November this year.

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