RWANDA – Alex Macheras has during his visit to Airbus announced the acquisition of two A330 neos by RwandAir. The MSN1844 and MSN1861 aircrafts are scheduled to be delivered to the airline later this year. Initially, the two “new engine options” were to be delivered to Air Berlin.
RwandAir will now be the second airline in the continent to acquire the aircraft with Air Senegal awaiting the delivery of two such aircrafts.
Launched only four years ago at the Farnborough Airshow, the Airbus A330neo promises a 14% better fuel economy per seat. Its two large Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines allow the bus to cover 7500 nm (13,900 km) with 257 passengers.
The interior lining of the two airbuses will be formed by a popular Rwandan art form called the “Imigongo”. The lining is to enhance the airline’s cultural heritage and give the people flying a feeling of “Kigali”.
There’s a high possibility for the new aircrafts to serve the two new routes in cities of China and United States of America.
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