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Encyclopedia > Rwandair Express
Rwandair Express
IATA
WB
ICAO
RWD
Callsign
RWANDAIR
Founded 2002
Hubs Kigali International Airport
Fleet size
Destinations
Headquarters Kigali, Rwanda
Key people Manzi Kaihura (CEO)
Website: http://www.rwandair.com

Rwandair Express is an airline based in Kigali, Rwanda. It is the national carrier operating services to southern and East Africa. Its main base is Kigali International Airport.[1] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Kigali International Airport (IATA: KGL, ICAO: HRYR), formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. ... Kigali, population 851,024 (2005), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Kigali, population 851,024 (2005), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. ... Kigali International Airport (IATA: KGL, ICAO: HRYR), formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. ...

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History

Rwandair Express was established in 2003 as a joint venture between the Rwandan Government (77%) and Silverback Cargo Freighters (23%). It started operations on 27 April 2003.[1] It initially leased a Boeing 737-500 from the Danish airline Maersk Air. The Boeing 737 was returned to Maersk Air in May 2004. This was replaced by a leased McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (3D-MDJ) from JetAfrica in June, 2004. However, while on a service to the Netherlands for Acvila Air (Romania), the aircraft was grounded. The grounding was due to old navigation maps and multiple technical proplems resulting in Acvila Air and JetAfrica being banned from Dutch airspace. Rwandair Express has replaced the aircraft with MD-82 (YR-MDL) leased from Acvila Air. In 2006, Rwandair leased Bombardier Dash 8-200Q from the Ethiopian Airline Trans Nation Airways (TNA). As of April 2007 Rwandair Express now operates a Boeing 737-500. This aircraft operates between Kigali and Nairobi and Kigali Johannesburg. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Maersk Air is Denmarks largest privately owned airline, based in Copenhagen. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Maersk Air is Denmarks largest privately owned airline, based in Copenhagen. ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... Acvila Air is an airline based in Romania. ... Acvila Air is an airline based in Romania. ... Acvila Air is an airline based in Romania. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada Dash 8 is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ...


Technical problems with the 737-500 mean that since January 2008, some of the company's flights have been operated by other carriers, including Nationwide (South Africa) and Jetlink (Kenya).


Rwandair is compliant with international regulations unlike many African airlines[citation needed]. It is a registered IATA member, and has passed the IATA Operational Quality Standards (OQS) audit. It has interline agreements with various international carriers, who can issue Rwandair Express flights on their tickets.


Rwandair Express is in a code share agreement with Kenya Airways on the Nairobi route and South African Airways on the Johannesburg route.


Destinations

A Boeing 737-500 operated by Rwandair Express in Kigali International Airport.
A Boeing 737-500 operated by Rwandair Express in Kigali International Airport.

(As of 28 June 2006). The MD-82 flies to Nairobi daily, Johannesburg via Bujumbura twice a week, with a third frequency in the planning. The Dash 8 flies to Entebbe daily, Bujumbura and Kamembe/Cyangugu several times a week and has now resumed flights to Kilimanjaro twice weekly. Flights to Gisenyi are due to begin soon. 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Bujumbura, estimated population 300,000 (1994), is the capital of Burundi. ... Location of Entebbe within Uganda. ... Kamembe may refer to: Kamembe, the industrial and transport heart of Cyangugu in Rwanda. ... Cyangugu or Ciangugu is a prefecture and town in southwestern Rwanda close to the border of Democratic Republic of Congo and close to the shores of Lake Kivu. ... Kilimanjaro International Airport is a small airport that serves the community near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ... Gisenyi is a lake resort, lying on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. ...


(As of 1 June 2007). The B737-500 flies to Nairobi daily, Johannesburg via Bujumbura three times a week. The Dash 8-200Q flies to Entebbe daily, Bujumbura Daily except Mondays, Kilimanjaro three times weekly and Kamembe/Cyangugu on the border with the DRC three times a week. Flights to Gisenyi are due to begin soon. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


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References

  1. ^ a b Flight International 12-18 April 2005
Flight International (or Flight) is a leading global aerospace weekly. ...

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