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Zimbabwe: RwandAir granted air traffic rights to fly Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route

The Zimbabwe government has granted traffic rights to RwandAir to operate the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, which were issued on a fifth freedom basis, would start on May 16, this year. A well-placed source in the industry had this to say: “Rwanda Air has been given the traffic rights to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route on a fifth freedom basis. The flights will resume on May 16, 2018.” Zimbabwe’s …

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RwandAir given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities

RwandAir is set to expand its reach across the African continent after it was given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities. The bilateral airspace pact gives RwandAir permission to fly another route into Nigeria to Abuja, and also operate the Abuja-Yaoundé route without any restrictions. A statement from the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Transportation disclosed that the national carrier can now fly into Abuja, and also pick Yaoundé-bound travelers …

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Rwanda and Cape Verde sign bilateral Air Services Agreement

Rwanda and Cape Verde have signed a bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) that would open up new business opportunities for both countries. Rwanda’s Minister of State for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, signed the ASA on the sidelines of the recently concluded third annual International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. The three-day gathering was done with the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure” and …

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Rwanda CAA and AviAssist Foundation partner to launch Safety Promotion Center

The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the AviAssist Foundation has teamed up to launch the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) Rwanda. Formalized at AviaDev – the air service development event for Africa – the collaboration is geared to establish a mutually beneficial long-term association in capacity building on aviation safety skills as well as business and leadership skills at the ASPC in Rwanda. The ASPC-Rwanda is designed to become …

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Benin and Rwanda sign Memorandum of Understanding to establish new airline

Benin and Rwanda have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would eventually lead to the creation of a joint-venture airline based out of the Beninoise capital of Cotonou. According to a statement that was released by Rwanda’s flag carrier, RwandAir, the yet-to-be-named airline would carry out both passenger and cargo flights to Abuja, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar, and Conakry. Apart from that, no other details were made …

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Zambia and Rwanda sign agreement for cooperation in the air services industry

Zambia and Rwanda recently penned three agreements that would enhance cooperation. The development came to be after discussions held by leaders of the two countries – visiting Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Zambia counterpart Edgar Lungu at the Zambian capital of Lusaka. One of the agreements was geared towards cooperation in the air services industry. The others were for defense and security as well as extradition. The Zambian President …

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Rwanda and Switzerland sign aviation agreement

Rwanda and Switzerland have signed an aviation agreement that would boost air connectivity and open avenues for improved trade and tourism for both nations. The aviation agreement was just one of several agreements that the two countries agreed to sign earlier this week. Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Swiss Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter of Switzerland signed the agreements on behalf of their respective countries. Of note was the …

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Rwanda, Djibouti agree to Air Services Agreement during Rwandan President’s state visit

Rwanda and Djibouti signed five bilateral agreements including an Air Services Agreement during the first day of a two-day state visit by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame to Djibouti. Among the key areas that the two leaders sought to develop is logistics between the two countries, which would allow free movement of goods, and people to promote trade. “Transportation remains a key sector to the business …

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Rwandan President Urges Africa to Open its Skies

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged African countries to open skies and work together to promote aviation transport in order to boost commercial ties with countries across the African continent. “When our skies are closed it is harder to make air transport safer, more reliable and more affordable. The growth of business will depend on vibrant aviation,” Kagame said as he opened the Aviation Africa Conference in the Rwandan capital …

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