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Friday, September 11, 2015

Airbus Signs First East African Long-Haul Customer RwandAir

Juliet Van Wagenen

Rwandair Airbus A330, rendering
Rwandair Airbus A330, rendering. Photo: Airbus

[Aviation Today 09-11-2015] RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an A330-200 and a larger A330-300. With this order RwandAir becomes the first East African customer for the long-haul airliner.

This agreement firms up a commitment announced earlier this year. Aircraft deliveries will begin in the second half of 2016, enabling the country’s carrier to deploy its new flagship aircraft on medium and long-haul routes serving destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

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