RwandAir resumes service to Juba

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According to eTurboNews, RwandAir recently announced the resumption of its Juba services. It first began flying to the South Sudanese capital in July 2013 (see story here).

The airline suspended flights to South Sudan when hostilities broke out between two opposing factions. A full schedule of services between Kigali, Rwanda and Juba will be restored on 1 March. The airline will again fly three times a week between the two capitals, using one of their CRJ900NextGen aircraft, featuring a dual class configuration.

The decision to resume flights came on the heels of news received from the South Sudanese government that it had signed a ceasefire deal with the rebels. This confirmation of peace talks reassured the airline of the safety of their passengers.

Meanwhile, the airline is preparing for two major events, the delivery of its first Bombardier Q400 dual class turboprop aircraft (see story here) and the launch of its 16th destination, Douala, (see story here) in an effort to expand its footprint in the lucrative West African market.