RwandAir launches flights to Douala

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According to eTurboNews, RwandAir will launch commercial flights from Kigali to Douala, Cameroon, this week.

The airline intends to serve this new route five times a week using one of its new Bombardier CRJ900NextGen aircraft. The service will operate out of Kigali every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, leaving Rwanda’s capital at 13h45, for connections from Entebbe (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya), and Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), as well as RwandAir’s Dubai flights.

With seven Business Class and 68 Economy Class seats, passengers will enjoy the same comfort level as on the carrier’s larger Boeing B737-800s and B737-700s.

Douala is RwandAir’s fifth West African destination after Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), Libreville (Gabon), Lagos (Nigeria)) and Accra (Ghana).

Only four weeks ago, RwandAir took delivery of another brand new aircraft (see story here), making its fleet one of the youngest in Africa.

RwandAir’s next new destination is touted to be Abidjan, to be launched later in the year, increasing the overall number of destinations to 17, and six in West Africa.