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EgyptAir introduces flights from Cairo to Kigali

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Egypt’s national carrier, EgyptAir, is set to operate its first flight from Cairo to Kigali on 8 October, the airline said in a statement on Monday, 28 September 2020.

From that date, EgyptAir will operate two return flights to Kigali per week from the airline’s hub in Cairo. The flights from Cairo to Kigali will be on Thursdays and Saturdays, while flights from Kigali to Cairo will be on Fridays and Sundays, with a stopover at Entebbe in Uganda.

The airline announced it will offer special promotional fares to the new destination, in addition to benefits to its frequent flyers onboard the new services.

The first EgyptAir flight, operated by the airline’s Boeing 737-800, landed to Rwanda in April, and was greeted by a “water salute” from Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, making the Egyptian national carrier the eighth airline to operate direct flights to Kigali.

The Egyptian ambassador to Kigali, Ahmed El Ansary said that the airline picked Rwanda because it is one of the fastest developing economies on the continent. He added that Rwanda has been keen on opening its airspace to Egypt to facilitate trade and bilateral relations between the two countries.

“It goes without saying that Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. We have been working on this for the past six months. We were really received with open arms. We always talk about the challenges of connectivity between our African capitals, and I guess EgyptAir on the ground today in Kigali is a step in the right direction,” he said.



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