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RwandAir Looks to Extend Skyline as Aviation Summit Comes to Rwanda

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
6:19 pm

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Chiefs of civil and military aviation from across Africa and other high level delegates are expected in Rwanda’s capital Kigali from 27-28th this month to discuss key issues that are driving change across the African continent during the 4th Aviation Africa Summit.

The two-day Summit and exhibition, organized under the theme ‘Flying forward together – developing partnerships for Africa’s future skies’ is structured to incorporate presentations, panel discussions on trendy subjects in aviation with the view of ultimately charting ways of boosting business across African continent with huge opportunities and latitude to develop, according to a statement by the national Carrier RwandAir.

RwandAir’s CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo is expected to deliver remarks on the opportunity to develop links across Africa and share the plans for the host airline’s hub as well as discussing several other issues within the sector.

Young in the market compared to other regional airline giants such as Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways, RwandAir has aggressively extended its skyline across Africa and the globe.

With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-six (26) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Late last month, the airline announced a partnership deal with world class passenger service solution giant Amadeus to provide world class customer service.

Under the deal, RwandAir will adopt technology that will allow its customers to benefit from improved efficiency, a better experience and increased convenience.

Meanwhile, other delegates expected at the Kigali Summit are heads of state and government ministers, among others.

The Summit will take place at Radisson Blu and Convention Centre in the capital Kigali.

The Summit is expected to bring together suppliers of a full range of aviation products and services, and potential customers for purposes of networking, knowledge sharing and forging of mutually beneficial business relationships.

Aviation Africa Summit is supported by the Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Airport Company and the Rwanda Defence Force and the organiser is RwandAir.