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Kigali's (Rwanda) Air Trafic to grow of 50%, in 2012

 

 

To meet the strong demand, the governement has decided to expand the current terminal, which can handle only 400 000 passagers per year. The expansion will be finished in 15 month times.

 

 

The traffic at Kigali will recorde a new record in 2012.  The airport will handle 420 000 passengers, while the numbers of flights will rise from 200 to 300 flights per week. This grow is mainly due to the arrival of new airlines such as Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and South African Airways, but also, with the RwandAir's expansion. Indeed, the airline opened or resumed 4 routes, in 2011 and taken delivery of two state of art B737-800s. RwandAir recently sold its two 50 seaters CRJ-200s, which be replaced by either ERJ-190s or CRJ-900s, to respons to the demand on regional flights.

 

 


News destinations in 2012  (blue = planned ; red = confirmed):

 

Abijdan (Ivory Coast, with RwandAir), Cairo (EyptAir), Doha (Qatar Airways), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), Johannesburg (South African Airways), Juba (South Sudan, with RwandAir), Mumbai (RwandAir).

 

 




Airlines & Destinations from Kigali (27 JAN 2012). Emirates SkyCargo has dropped Kigali  from its network, while EK planned to start flights on 29 MAR 2012.

 

 

Destinations

Airlines

Fligths per week*

1

Nairobi (Kenya)

Astral Aviation ,

DHL Express,

Martinair Cargo,

1

?

1

2

Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airline Cargo

3

3

Bujumbura (Burundi)

Ethiopian Airline Cargo

2

4

Dar Es Salaam

Sahara Air Cargo

2

5

Dubai, Entebbe ?

Emirates Sky Cargo ?

1 ?

6

Amsterdam

Martinair Cargo

1

7

Liege

Ethiopian Airline Cargo

1

 

Airlines & Destinations from Kigali (27 JAN 2012). Qatar begins flights to Rwanda, on 21 MAR 2012.

 

 

Destinations

Airlines

Fligths per week

 

1

Nairobi (Kenya)

Kenya Airways ,

RwandAir

28

14

58 000 in 2011(Kenya Airways),

48 000 in 2010 (RwandAir)

2

Entebbe (Uganda)

Air Uganda,

Ethiopian Airline,

RwandAir

Qatar Airways

6

14

14

7

 

3

Bujumbura (Burundi)

Kenya Airways,

RwandAir

South African Airways (SAA)

Air Burundi

14,

14

3

Resunmption of flights in 2012

 

4

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Airline ,

14

About 60 000 pax in 2011

5

Kamembe (Rwanda)

RwandAir

11

 

6

Johannesburg

RwandAir, SAA

7,3

22 000 (RwandAir) in 2010 (+ 60,3 % vs 2009)

7

Doha

Qatar Airways

7

 

8

Amsterdam

KLM

5 (Winter) , 6 (Summer)

 

9

Dubai

RwandAir,

6

 

10

Gisenyi (Rwanda)

RwandAir

6

 

11

Brussels

Brussels Airlines

4

 

12

Dar Es Salaam & Kilimandjaro (Tanzania)

RwandAir

4

 

14

Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Lagos (Nigeria); Libreville (Gabon), Mombasa (Kenya)

RwandAir

3

 




27/01/2012
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