RwandAir Expands Fleet with Seventh Boeing 737 Aircraft

RwandAir is celebrating the arrival of its seventh Boeing 737-800 aircraft, registered as 9XR-WY. The Boeing 737-800, bearing the registration 9XR-WY, is a fourteen-year-old airframe equipped with two CFMI engines.

Previously, it served with BBAM from December 2020 until May 2023. Now, it is poised to become a vital part of the RwandAir fleet, calling Kigali its home base. This aircraft will operate on routes throughout Africa and the Middle East, linking passengers to exciting destinations.

Travelers aboard this new addition can expect a variety of seating options, catering to diverse preferences. RwandAir offers 12 Business Class seats and 144 seats in Economy Class, providing greater flexibility for passengers, whether they’re embarking on a business venture or a leisurely journey.

With the addition of this Boeing 737-800, RwandAir’s total fleet now stands at an impressive 14 aircraft. This comprises three A330s, seven Boeing 737s, and four regional aircraft. The airline’s CEO, Yvonne Makolo, expressed her excitement about this milestone, stating, “The introduction of our seventh Boeing aircraft is another major milestone for us, and I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible. We have been expanding our fleet over the past year and look forward to accelerating this growth to offer customers even better service and connectivity across Africa and beyond.”

In addition to its passenger fleet expansion, RwandAir has been keenly focused on the cargo sector. Notably, in November of the previous year, the airline took delivery of its first dedicated freighter aircraft, a Boeing 737-800SF. This strategic move underscores the increasing significance of cargo transport in Rwanda and the global aviation industry.

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