RwandAir has signed preliminary agreement to buy to Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft, a milestone for the fast expanding flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, Africa.
The agreement makes RwandAir a new Airbus customer and the first airline in East Africa to order the A330. RwandAir’s A330s will be delivered in the second half of 2016 and will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines.
RwandAir will deploy the new A330 aircraft on medium and long haul routes from their Kigali home base to long-haul destinations throughout Europe, the Middle-East and Asia.
The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, has now attracted almost 1,500 orders, with over 1,150 aircraft flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics, averaging dispatch reliability well above 99 percent.
Featured image: Computer rendering of the A330 in RwandAir livery (Image © Fixion / GWLNSOD / Airbus)