Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir will commence flights to Guangzhou, the third largest city in China on June 18.
A statement issued on Wednesday said, RwandAir will fly to Guangzhou three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Guangzhou will be tagged to the existing Mumbai route, it added.
The route will be operated by RwandAir Airbus A330 with triple class cabin and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, wi-fi onboard, in-flight entertainment and comfortable seats with more legroom making it very convenient for long haul flights, it said.
Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir, said with the increasing volume of trade between African countries and China, the need to meet the high demand of businessmen and traders travelling between Africa and Guangzhou is strongly felt.
This new route will open new business opportunities and also increase our passenger and cargo traffic, she said in the statement.
Guangzhou will be RwandAir’s second destination in Asia following Mumbai, which has been operational since April 2017.
This new route will extend RwandAir’s network to 28 destinations.