RwandAir to launch flights to Guangzhou, China, in June 2019

RwandAir announces that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, China, effective June 18, 2019.
RwandAir announces that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, China, effective June 18, 2019.

RwandAir has announced that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, China, effective June 18, 2019.

The Rwanda flag carrier will fly to Guangzhou three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Guangzhou will be tagged to the existing Mumbai route and will be operated by our Airbus A330 with triple class cabin and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Wi-Fi onboard, in-flight entertainment and comfortable seats with more legroom making it very convenient for long haul flights.

Commenting on the upcoming launch of the Guangzhou route, Yvonne Makolo, the chief executive officer of RwandAir, said: “With the increasing volume of trade between African countries and China, the need to meet the high demand of businessmen and traders travelling between Africa and Guangzhou is strongly felt.

“This new route will open new business opportunities and also increase our passenger and cargo traffic.”

Guangzhou, well known as the “Canton City” is an expansive port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River.

The city, which is one of the major shopping destinations for merchants also features popular tourist attractions such as the iconic Canton Tower and Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort, which offers an amusement park, international circus, water park, safari park, a bird park and a hotel.

Guangzhou will be RwandAir’s second destination in Asia following Mumbai, which has been operational since April 2017.

The new route will extend RwandAir’s network to 28 destinations.

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent.

With a fleet of 12 aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out to 27 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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