AIR TRAVEL between Nigeria and Kigali and to many other East African countries is now possible as RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda launched direct flights from her operating hub in Kigali to Lagos the commercial hub of Nigeria and West Africa. Lagos becomes the 13th destination to join the airlines rapidly growing network and the fourth new destination this year after domestic Gisenyi,RwandAir Chief Executive Officer, John Mirenge confirmed the airlines commitment and plans to continue exploring the westward network expansion drive at the launch of the airline’s operations to the country.According to him, “At the beginning of the year, we made a commitment to expand our network with a focus on Central and West Africa. Lagos for us is an exciting addition to our network and we know the destination will have very positive contributions to the already existing network”.Mirenge said they were pleased to make this their first West African destination, adding that the Nigerian aviation authorities had been very cooperative and responsive to the RwandAir request to fly to Lagos.“From the time we declared our intentions to fly to Lagos, the Nigerian government and aviation authorities have been very swift and quick in welcoming us”, he added.Lagos flights come close in the wake of major frequency additions on the airline’s schedule notably; Dubai flights, which have been stepped up from three to six frequencies a week.
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