Aviation news: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines coming to Kigali

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(eTN) By the end of October of this year,

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(eTN) By the end of October of this year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will extend their present 5 weekly connections from Amsterdam to Entebbe on to Kigali, Rwanda, according to an aviation source close to the carrier’s Kampala office. The airline will continue to use their Airbus A330-200 equipment on the route, which is operated in a two-class configuration of Business and Economy.

It could not be established by the time of going to press if the flight will then return nonstop from Kigali to Amsterdam or make another stop en route again in Entebbe. Going by the flight operations into East Africa by Brussels Airlines, it is more than likely that a routing AMS-EBB-KGL-AMS will be on the cards.

Tourism sources in Rwanda this correspondent spoke with earlier in the week expressed excitement about the prospect of having another major European airline fly into the country and provide much needed seats, besides the cargo space also available then for imports and exports. Airline sources were, however, guarded when asked about the prospect of eventually going daily, when the Kigali extension had taken root, but should traffic growth meet expectations, this will likely be the next announcement.

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