An international ranking organization has ranked RwandAir, the Rwanda’s National carrier among top ten world’s most improved airlines.
Skytrax, the ranking organization is a United Kingdom–based consultancy which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site.
It also conducts research for commercial airlines and takes surveys from international travelers to rate cabin staff, airports, airlines, airline lounges, in-flight entertainment, on-board catering, and several other elements of air travel.
RwandAir is number ten on the list that is led by China Southern Airlines followed by Philippine Airlines and Fiji Airways on the second and third position respectively.
The list includes only two African airlines including; RwandAir and Mauritius Air on the sixth position.
The Skytrax’s World Most Improved Airline award reflects an airline’s Quality improvement across the entire Awards programme, which analyses an airline’s change in the global rating, and performance improvements in different award categories.
The RwandAir ranking could be linked to several factors.
In June this year (2018), RwandAir was given the US transport department’s license to operate direct flights to the United States of America.
The license will take effect in August this year-after 60 days of approval.
Previously, RwandAir launched Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route after securing a deal, among other multiple airspace agreements.
The company opened a regional office in Benin to serve the West Africa and beyond this year.
Currently, RwandAir operates in 25 routes across the world.