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Bravo Rwanda: ‘Ubumwe’ Airbus takes First Commercial Flight Today

ubumwe-airbus-rwandaToday morning, staff of RwandAir as well as the Rwandans living close to Kigali International Airport are going to watch the brand-new Airbus A330-300 recently acquired by the airline taking its very first commercial flight into the skies. You can now access Rwanda for a safari or tour using RwandaAir’s new addition.


Following a couple of regulatory flights within the region that lasted for one week, today is the long awaited day when the airbus – referred to as ‘Ubumwe‘, which word in the local Kinyarwanda language means  ‘Unity’ will start it career in Rwanda, flying adorned with Rwanda’s National colors across and beyond the Africa continent.

This Flight will depart from Kigali international airport for Douala, Libreville as well as Cotonou, and at each of these cities, the aircraft is going to be shown to corporate clients and different travel agents presenting them with a better reason to opt for RwandAir for all their air travels.

Airbus A330 has three classes and offers twenty modern flat-bed seats in the business class, twenty one premium seats in the economy class within a separate cabin as well as two hundred and three seats in the economy class with a width of 18 inches, which is the widest economy seat within the sector.

Later on today, this aircraft will return to Kigali where it will depart yet again for a non-stop flight destined for Dubai. It will serve Dubai four times every week, as well as Lagos three times every week.

Well done Rwanda, we wish all the best to the Ubumwe crew and all it future passengers.

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