With the recent delivery of RwandAir’s first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 the airline is now ready to open new intercontinental services to Europe and Asia. The 244-seat widebody, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, contains 20 business, 21 premium economy, and 203 economy class seats. RwandAir has become the first airline in the East African region to acquire the A330-200.

Plans call for the new aircraft to start service this month on its Kigali-Dubai route, where the airline now flies Boeing 737 narrow-bodies.

The acquisition of the new widebody will allow RwandAir compete globally. Once the A330-300 arrives, the first of which will arrive in November, the airline would open new long-haul routes to Mumbai, Guangzhou, London and Paris. The airline is now holding talks with the respective civil aviation and airport authorities.

RwandAir is now studying the Airbus A350-900, the newest Airbus jetliner, and plans to operate flights to New York. Read more