Thursday, 28 May 2015

RwandAir Express "officially" joins the International Transportation Association (IATA)

Rwanda AirKIGALI (TOA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express has "officially" been admitted on 26 May, as the new member of the International Transportation Association (IATA), after a long process of analyzing and estimating its development and actual capacity as well as quality service delivery, according to the airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Mirenge The Rwandan official said the airline's membership to the global air transport has been officially approved following an application that was submitted since 2009 and after a two-year audited financial report that was carried out with very strict evaluation on flight safety of IATA by Aviation Quality Services (AQS) company, a statement issued by the airline said.

It is said that for RwandAir Express too obtain this certificate of IATA, the airline has satisfied fully a number of key requirements in 8 operational sectors of an airlines, including Management system and organization; Exploitation; Exploitation control and air traffic; Airplane technique and maintenance service; Air exploitation; Ground exploitation; Commodity transportation; Safety security.

According to Rwandan officials, the new move is expected not only bring commercial benefits but it will also serve as an advantage in promoting airline brand.

Among other advantages to become IATA member, it includes joining ventures with other airlines and this will allow RwandAir to make new partners as it is from now on certified by the Association to pass IOSA technical barriers.

The Rwandan airline currently flies to 13 destinations: Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Mombasa (Kenya), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Jubba (South Sudan), Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroon), Brazzaville (Congo) and Lusaka (Zambia).Read More...


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