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RwandAir readies for rapid expansion

RwandAir is poised for rapid growth across the continent, and to challenge the dominance of regional leaders, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.

The airline has recorded sharp growth reaching 29 destinations across the globe at the close of last year; but the icing on the cake for Kigali has been the Qatar government’s recent fixation with Rwanda’s aviation sector.

Having signed as many as 101 Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements (Basa), Kigali has laid the foundation on which the airline can plan to open up more routes without rigorous bureaucratic complications.

Competition for airspace in Africa is becoming tighter by the day with many airlines like the Ugandan and Tanzanian airlines plying the same routes.