RwandAir now flies to South Sudan

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RwandAir has started servicing Juba, South Sudan, with three return flights a week, using the recently-acquired new CRJ900NextGen regional jets. Planes are departing Kigali at 09h45; return flights leave Juba at 13h00, South Sudan time.

“With the replacement of older Boeing 737-500s by the Boeing 737-700 NGs and the redesign of our current pattern of operations, we are able to enhance the efficiency of our network,” said Bert van der Stege, RwandAir’s Commercial Director. “Improving connectivity is key for us to attract more passengers.”

Juba, South Sudan’s capital and the country’s largest city, is an important African business travel destination. The country has experienced an ongoing economic boom in the past few years; independence brought thousands of merchants to Juba, mostly from Sudan and East Africa.