A delegation from IATA in two weeks will be in Kigali to officially present RwandAir with the IOSA Certificate that launched the airline into the international high level of security audited airlines, visitors from far and near will see more than the headquarters as well as operations of the airlines. in addition, They will see the “brand-new” Kigali International Airport.
Although Rwanda is a geographically smaller nation, it undoubtedly has taken a high position on the international scene and is by the overall assessment of many, employing a pugilist term, striking above its weight, and appropriately so.
The government of Rwandan has selected aviation as the answer to economic success, considering that it is a landlocked nation a distance from port Mombasa on the Indian ocean, through which the majority of its imports and exports are channeled. Tourism is its leading foreign exchange earner and for many years has been, outpacing mining and agriculture sectors. In addition, Rwanda has established itself as a East Africa regional ICT centre.
Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority together with RwandAir, belong to the same Rwanda ministry of Infrastructure & Transport, and while plainly operating separately of each other, one being the regulator and the other the regulated superimposing the country’s goals.
While RwandAir, with the complete support of government, which is the sole shareholder of the company, has in the last 3 years gradually broadened operations, fleet and destination and currently operating two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGens, a Bombardier Q400 NextGen, two B737-800NG SkyInterior as well as two B737-700NGs, along with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority – RCAA has performed their task in broadening and also modernizing the present Kigali International Airport.
Regardless of intentions to construct another new second airport within Bugesera, just Twenty kilometers from the capital, that must be ready for businesses by 2018, the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, which apart from being the country’s aviation regulator is as well handling the country’s airports, has invested megabucks in modernizing and broadening Kigali International, formerly referred to as Kanombe International, to offer the necessary additional space. Not only do other airlines currently fly into Kigali than in the past, the most recent entrants being flydubai, South African Airways, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines, to name but a few, however the expansion of RwandAir itself made greater spaces unavoidable. The national airline of Rwanda currently carries over 500,000 passengers, most of them in transit to their ultimate destination, whether it is the whole Eastern African region, West Africa, , the Gulf, or South Africa with an overall 16 destinations.
in 2015 – 2016 Two other aircrafts will be a part of the fleet, introducing even so more expansion, and the government of Rwanda took earlier steps to prevent the definite congestion Nairobi experienced for many years prior to the new Terminal 1A being opened recently or Entebbe which has reached its limits.
just as anything else, Rwanda Aviation, , adheres to a master plan, that while modified and fine-tuned as need appears has created a holistic strategy, in which the national airline along with the main airport are supported and financed for enlargement allowing for an achievement story to be published and a new aspect to be declared nationally as IATA presents the IOSA Certificate on 10th December.
Proper governance, good fortunes and good discipline, all uniting to make this take place, as Rwanda continues to stand out as the success story of Africa, which includes aviation as a centerpiece of long term development.