Africa: RwandAir to Commence Flights to Guangzhou
RwandAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, announced that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective June 18, 2019.
RwandAir will fly to Guangzhou three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Guangzhou will be tagged to the existing Mumbai route and will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 configured with a three-class cabin.
Commenting on the upcoming launch of the Guangzhou route, Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer, said:
“With the increasing volume of trade between African countries and China, the need to meet the high demand of businessmen and traders traveling between Africa and Guangzhou is strongly felt. This new route will open new business opportunities and also increase our passenger and cargo traffic”.
Guangzhou, well known as the “Canton City” is an expansive port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River.
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.