Central African Republic: RwandAir lands for the first time in Bangui

The inaugural flight landed this Wednesday. It inaugurates two rotations per week, Bangui-Douala-Kigali, which will open up the Central African Republic a little more. But also to tighten a little more links between CAR and Rwanda.
The arrival of the first RwandAir aircraft allows the Central African Republic to welcome not seven but nine air rotations per week. An opportunity for the Central African Republic and its 1,000 weekly passengers.
This agreement that we are finalizing today will mobilize enormous potential for the benefit of our two countries,” said Arnaud Djoubaye-Abazen, Central African Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. It also benefits the liberalization of markets and the improvement of RwandAir’s competitive conditions with other companies. Rwanda, your country with no seafront like ours, has demonstrated to the world that neither its geographical location nor its painful past can prevent it from being cited among emerging countries.’’
A process with political but also economic stakes for Claver Gatete, the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure: “We are very happy to launch this new path which has been under discussion especially for the last two years. It is our wish that with regular flights between Bangui and Kigali to be able to establish a strong diplomatic relationship between our two countries, but also that trade and investment be facilitated between Rwanda and the Central African Republic and the rest of the African continent. »
A delegation of about forty businessmen travelled on board this first plane. An inaugural flight while the African continental free trade zone is effective since January 1, 2021.

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