By Cyril NDEGEYA
At exactly at 9:13 on May 15,2018 , the RwandAir’s CRJ-900 took of from the Kigali International Airport heading for the first time to the South African touristic city of Cape Town via Harare in Zimbabwe.
This is the 26th destination of the national carrier in total and the 22nd on African continent after the recent launch of Abuja in Nigeria
RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali International Airport(KGL) to Cape Town International Airport(CPT) with a stopover in Harare(HRE) respectively on Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays and Sundays.
“We found there is a lot of potential in going to Cape Town as it is a very touristic city, that is one of the reasons we decided to spread our wings to this second destination in South Africa” said Ginette Kadigiri the Customer Loyalty Manager at RwandAir.
Commonly referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the Table Mountain, one of the top tourist attractions of the city along with Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island.
“Addis Abeba in Ethiopia and Guangzhou in China are two more destinations in the pipeline to be operational before the end of this year of 2018” Mrs Ginette added.
RwandAir happens to be the first airline to introduce a direct flight between the Zimbabwean capital and Cape Town.