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14-Jun-2018 7:43 AM

RwandAir to introduce 737 on Kigali–Harare–Cape Town route to meet demand

RwandAir country manager South Africa Thembela Dladla, speaking to CAPA on the sidelines of AviaDev Africa 2018, said (12-Jun-2018) that strong demand on RwandAir's recently launched route between Kigali and Cape Town via Harare, Zimbabwe is requiring an increase in capacity. The route was launched on 16-May-2018 using Bombardier CRJ900 equipment but from as early as the end of this week the East African carrier will start deploying a Boeing 737 on the route. The main driver of the demand is understood to be on the Harare–Cape Town sector which is operated with fifth freedom traffic rights. "The route is performing far beyond our original forecasts", he added.

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