Monday, June 17, 2024

RwandAir signs cargo handling contract with WFS for first-ever direct flights to Paris

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its first-ever direct service to France. The new route […]

Africa’s booming cargo market attracts international interest

As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa presents a world of possibility for the airfreight industry. However, to fully realise the potential of the continent, it’s crucial for key players in the sector to invest in logistics infrastructure, building trade hubs that can meet the booming demand in the market.  Qatar Airways Cargo […]

Qatar Airways Cargo launches Kigali Africa Hub in partnership with RwandAir

Qatar Airways Cargo’s Moved by People Boeing 777 freighter landed at Kigali International Airport on 3rd May to mark the launch of the Kigali Africa Hub. In the company of local dignitaries, freight forwarders, partners, and customers, Qatar Airways Cargo’s Chief Officer, Guillaume Halleux, and Yvonne Makolo, Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir officially launched operations. […]

RwandAir expands its fleet with a dedicated freighter

RwandAir has today taken delivery of its first dedicated freighter as the carrier expands its fleet. The Boeing 737-800 SF, which is painted in RwandAir’s first cargo livery, will be based at the carrier’s Kigali hub. The new jet will allow the Rwandan carrier to further expand its cargo operation, which has been on the […]

Network Airline Services sole cargo GSSA for RwandAir in Scandinavia

Network Airline Services has been appointed as the sole cargo GSSA for RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, in Scandinavia with effect from the 1 May 2022. RwandAir is represented by NAS as its cargo GSSA throughout Europe and with the recent addition of representation in Scandinavia from May, our sales and marketing coverage […]

Cargo at Gatwick grows 23% as profits pass £140m

Cargo volumes have increased 23.3 per cent at Gatwick Airport and profits before tax are up to £140.7 million ($186.7 million). For the six months ending 30 September 2017, cargo was up helped the airport’s expanding long haul network, including flights to Singapore, Seattle and Denver operated by Norwegian, and RwandAir flights to Kigali. Before […]

Freighter traffic falls at Brussels due to stricter noise standards

Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport rose 1.8 per cent in August but full freighter volumes continue to fall as companies depart due to stricter noise standards. Total tonnage was 40,558 tonnes in August, with the freighter segment registering a 0.9 per cent decline to 29,245 tonnes. Full freighter volumes were down 18 per cent to […]

New gateway in Rwanda set to boost cargo in the region

Rwanda is building a new gateway – Bugesera International Airport – which is set to boost air cargo into and out of the African nation. The airport will have modern cargo handling facilities, capacity to handle about 1.8m passengers annually, multiple commercial spaces, and include other facilities. Work on the first phase of the new gateway […]

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint venture airline

The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture airline owned by the two countries and based in Cotonou, Benin. Plan are for it to commence its initial operations providing air transportation for passengers and goods between and to Abidjan, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar and […]

Gatwick Airport revenue increases 7.7% and long-haul network grows

‘Use it or Lose it’ airport slot rule should be restored says UK airports

Revenue at Gatwick Airport increased 7.7 per cent for the year ending 31 March 2017, with cargo volumes up 15.9 per cent. Revenue hit £725 million ($931.8 million) with EBITDA rising 12.9 per cent to £373.6 million, and profit before tax was £131.8 million. Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “It has been […]

RwandAir chooses Network Airline Services as GSA for UK

RwandAir has appointed Network Airline Services as its cargo general sales agent (GSA) for the UK. The airline flies an Airbus A330 between Kigali and London’s Gatwick Airport three times a week, and provides connections to 22 destinations throughout Africa. Network Airline Services UK GSA sales director, John Gilfeather says: “The Network Airline Services team […]

RwandAir to start Kigali – Brussels services

RwandAir is to operate direct flights between Kigali and Brussels from 14 July using an Airbus A330-200. The Tuesday, Thursday and Friday flights will leave Kigali at 10.30h and land in Brussels at 19.00h before continuing to Kigali via London’s Gatwick Airport at 20.10h. The flights will offer opportunities for economic growth to companies in […]