Tuesday, 9 July 2019
RWANDA: RwandAir Commences Direct Flights To Tel Aviv
While announcing the scheduled flight, the national airline last month said the flight is expected to connect tourists and business travelers between Tel Aviv and Kigali.
It will make three flights out of Kigali International Airport to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, a development that is set to increase traffic between Rwanda and the Middle East.
Many passengers aboard the inaugural non-stop flight on the 737-800 Next Generation aircraft expressed their joy for the cheaper and direct flight to the city of Tel Aviv.
Adding Tel Aviv to our network is part of our long term plan to link Rwanda to the rest of the world. Tel Aviv is one of the world’s leading tech hubs and we look forward to flying business travelers as well as pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, to and from our network on this new route, RwandAir’s CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo said.
It is going to solidify our cooperation and it is going to benefit Rwanda through tourism, especially cultural tourism and it is great for our diplomacy; so having people come visit Rwanda and more Rwandans going to Israel is just great for the two nations, she said.
It will also be a great opportunity to ease travel and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries, she said.
The launch of the Kigali-Tel Aviv direct flights come barely a week after RwandAir launched direct Kigali-Guangzhou flights, the carrier’s longest flight.
The launch of the new routes falls in line with RwandAir’s aim to become a regional and continental aviation leader.
The growth of the Airline comes even as other African airlines struggle with operations and experience losses.
The airline now serves East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
RwandAir prepares to launch a new direct flight to New York, aiming for a stake in the American aviation market.