Rwandair is earmarking to increase passengers from 500,000 annually to more than three million by 2020; this is according to Jean-Paul Nyirubutama, Deputy Chief Executive, Rwandair.
In order to realise this dream, the national airline has partnered with Ecobank, Visa Rwanda and Global Travel Wallet , a move believed will boost the country's move towards a cashless economy.
Ndiaye Maye, Managing Director, Ecobank Rwanda said her organisation (Ecobank) will power flexible and convenient payment solution to all travellers on the Rwanda Air fleet
“This strategic alliance represents more [than just an offering] to provide a unique product to customers in the East African sub-region,” added Maye.
“It is about partnering with one of the most trusted brands in Rwanda and the sub-region to offer significant value added payment services and convenience with the best in class.”
Segun Oni, Managing Director at Global Travel Wallet said the offering was customer centric.
"The product was designed with customers in mind and it is packed with discounts to make travel and showing experience a delight," said Oni.
He also added that the offering would also positively impact the life and experience of a traveller even after landing at a respective destination.
"You can earn miles when you spent and can earn free tickets as well."
He also added that the offering also took cognisance of different demographic groups as to ensure everyone was catered for.
"The card is open to people from all walks of life regardless of race, region, and gender and income bracket."