RwandAir has announced the resumption of its Juba services, suspended since the outbreak of hostilities between the two opposing sides in South Sudan. A full schedule of services between Kigali and Juba will be restored as of 01st of March. The airline will from that date onwards again fly three times a week between the two capitals, using one of their CRJ900NextGen aircraft featuring a dual class configuration.
The decision to resume flights came on the heels of the news received from the South Sudan government that they had signed a ceasefire deal with the rebels. This confirmation of peace talks reassured the airline of the safety of their passengers though the latest news from Addis Ababa, that the second round of peace talks has been halted, may yet add a twist in the tale of this story.
RwandAir the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda launched flights to Juba last year on September 21st with attractive fares which raised their number of passengers within the first week of operations and continued to grow until flights had to be halted in December.
The launch of Juba as a destination marked the final milestone for RwandAir in the year of 2013 as its 15th destination across Western, Southern and Eastern Africa and to Dubai. The two months wait for operations to commence now appears to be finally over as the airline is ready and eager to serve their customers on the Juba route once more
Meanwhile is the airline preparing for two major events, the delivery of their first Bombardier Q400 dual class turboprop aircraft on the 03rd of March and the launch of their 16th destination, Douala, at the end of March in an effort to expand their footprint in the lucrative West African market.
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