RwandAir takes new route to Harare and Lusaka
By Wallace Mawire
HARARE – RwandAir, one of the fastest growing and youngest airlines in Africa is set to link the Harare and Lusaka route following its recent maiden introduction of the direct flight from Kigali to Harare early in April.
According to Gobena Mikael, General Manager, Commercial for RwandAir, the airline will pick and drop passengers from Kigali going to Lusaka via Harare.
Gobena said that the maiden flight launched on 5 April 2017, which initially touched down in Lusaka on its way to Harare was very successful and the airline is optimistic of future viable business prospects in the regional route.
According to Munesu Munodawafa, Permanent Secretary for Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the inaugural flight of RwandAir on the Kigali to Harare International airport route signifies growing confidence in Zimbabwe as a destination of choice.
He said that Zimbabwe has been courting RwandAir, one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa for the past 10 years, culminating in the historic moment for the country.
“l want to take this opportunity to also urge RwandAir to consider code-sharing arrangements or partnerships with fellow airlines so as to promote and accelerate the growth of Africa’s aviation industry,” Munodawafa said.
Mikael said that the airline was looking at linking Harare to Lusaka very soon saying it was a very competitive route. He said the route will give passengers much choice by provision of affordable, on time value service to their esteemed customers.