Montreal, Canada, October 10, 2017 – AirlinePros, a global leader in airline and travel representation, has been appointed General Sales and Marketing Agent by Rwanda’s flagship carrier RwandAir (WB/459) in Canada.
“With a growing state-of-the-art fleet and international route network, RwandAir is one of Africa’s most dynamic airlines,” commented AirlinePros Canada Director Karl Müller. “Rwanda has emerged as a top destination in Africa, and welcomes an increasing number of Canadian visitors for specialized leisure activities on offer. Given its annual economic expansion, Rwanda has also attracted specific segments of Canadian business interests over the past few years. RwandAir’s route network provides excellent intermediate connectivity for flights originating from Canada. In addition, travelers can enjoy RwandAir’s top-notch service.”
RwandAir is committed to improve connections on the African continent, creating new opportunities for economic exchange, trade, and tourism between countries, with the objective of fostering economic development. RwandAir earned the ‘Africa Travel Award’ for ‘Best African Airline (short haul)’.
Headquartered in the heart of Africa, at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and operates one of the youngest fleets on the African continent. RwandAir is an IATA member airline, renewed its IOSA certification, and has been ISAGO and EASA certified. With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, RwandAir’s current route network spans 26 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Earlier this year, RwandAir launched flights to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick), and Brussels. RwandAir introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its new hub in Cotonou, and will start operations to Bamako, Conakry, and Dakar from the same hub, commencing in October this year. Later this year, the airline’s ever growing network will expand to Guangzhou, and in 2018, RwandAir plans to make a debut on the U.S. market, offering flight service to New York.
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is a pioneer in eco-tourism, funding conservation projects, such as mountain gorilla protection in the steamy forests of Volcano National Park. Trekking to see these endangered primates is the main attraction in Rwanda, where the famous zoologist Dian Fossey studied the great apes and inspired the Hollywood movie “Gorillas in the Mist”. As a country rich in biodiversity, Rwanda is recognized for addressing large-scale challenges in conservation. Recently, Rwanda has become one of the three East African countries that offer tourists a ‘Big 5’ experience, having reintroduced both lions and eastern black rhinoceros into Akagera National Park. Such bold measures have undoubtedly positioned Rwanda throughout the world as a role model in conservation within Africa.
Travel Agent Information
RwandAir has elected the General Concurrence Method of agent appointment whereby all ARC accredited agents are automatically appointed as agents of RwandAir. Currently, the airline accepts ‘cash only’ as the form payment. Details on credit card activation and commission levels will be given in due course. RwandAir can be booked in all major GDS systems.
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