Rwandair Introduces Flights to Mali

By: Emmanuel Nkangura

Despite having destinations in west African countries like Ghana, about it Nigeria and Ivory Coast, the government of Rwanda has signed bilateral air service agreements with the Malian government making Bamako the next destination for  Rwandair.

Madam Traore Seynabou Diop, the Malian transport minister said, Bamako being the new destination for Rwandair will improve both cultural, economic developments of Rwanda and Mali.

She added; “Rwandair will also bring strong relations and brotherhood between Mali and Rwandan people who will be travelling and carrying out business in both countries.”

Dr Alex Nzahabwanimana, the State Minister for infrastructure said Rwanda as a country will benefit from these agreements.

“We already have a company that does air services including travel and cargo flights. This new destination will be an added value to us in as making profits is concerned because our previous destinations are so close to Bamako,” he said.

Asked about debts Rwandair has on bought planes, the Minister said the debts are being paid as expected and sometimes gives a surplus hence seeing new destinations and new planes being bought.

The furthercoming Boeing 737 400 to be bought in May might be part of the new Bamako destination an added destination to various Rwandair destinations including Uganda, Benin, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, South Sudan, Dubai, Congo Brazaville, and Gabon respectively.

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