Resumption of Kamembe flights delayed

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Kamembe International Airport in Rwanda is undergoing renovations to its runway, and the completion of that project is taking longer than expected.

RwandAir temporarily suspended flights to the airport in November when the renovations began, with the expectation of resuming flights this month. However, the date has been pushed back to allow for the overhaul of the runway.

“Our flights to and from Kamembe may resume as early as July, as soon as work on the runway is completed and we are advised that the airport is fully operational again,” said Gobena Mikael, RwandAir’s General Manager Commercial.

The airline has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for two brand new A330s (300 and 200 series).

The two aircraft will have 261 and 300 seats respectively, and are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2016.