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RwandAir partners NAS on new lounge


Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir has signed a joint venture agreement with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, on the construction and development of two new lounges at Kigali International Airport (KIA).

The RwandAir Dream Lounge is dedicated to the airline’s premium passengers and an arrivals lounge. The JV will also take over management of the existing NAS Pearl Lounge in the departures area, which caters to other airline passengers as well.

“The NASRwandAir JV is part of many initiatives RwandAir is putting in place to upgrade its business class service across its value chain, from dedicated areas at its town offices to fast track and quality services at airports, upgraded amenities and full-flat bed seats in our wide-bodied aircraft,” said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, Chief Executive Officer, RwandAir.

The different lounges at KIA offer arriving and departing passengers an opportunity to relax, refresh and enjoy a meal before heading out of the airport or onwards to other destinations. For those wishing to catch up on work, the lounges are also fully equipped with Wi-Fi and business services. NASRwandAir will also extend meet and assist services to passengers at the airport allowing for smoother passage through check-in and immigration processes.

Hassan El Houry, Group Chief Executive Officer NAS, said, “By partnering with RwandAir, one of Africa’s fastest growing airline, we have reaffirmed our commitment to the aviation sector in Rwanda. Rwanda, as a country has demonstrated remarkable development and is an important geography for NAS in Africa. As we grow our footprint in the region, we continue to drive efforts to bring high quality international services into the country and further contribute to its growth.”

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. RwandAir, 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 recently acquired, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-six (26) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia with flights to Lagos, Abuja, Abidjan, Accra, Brazzaville, Brussels, Bujumbura, Capetown, Cotonou, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, Douala, Dubai, Entebbe, Harare, Johannesburg, Juba, Kamembe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Libreville, London, Lusaka, Mombasa, Mumbai and Nairobi.The airline also flies direct / non-stop from Abuja to Accra and will be expanding to more destinations in Africa, America, Europe and Asia.

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