The question of whether African airlines are a blessing or a curse to their countries continues to linger more so in the wake of some of the flyers from the continent’s biggest economies South African Airways and Kenyan airways on the other hand the likes of Ethiopian Airlines continue to produce profits while a new breed led by Rwandair seem optimistic, Derek Nseko, MD of Ifly Aviation joins CNBC Africa for more.
Rwanda’s national carrier Rwandair resumed commercial flights over the weekend at the same time as the country reopened her airspaces but what is the monetary cost for reopening of the airlines? CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo caught up with the CEO, Yvonne Makolo for more.
National carrier RwandAir will be resuming commercial passenger flights on the first of August as the Kigali International Airport opens its doors to travellers once again.
It’s close to five months now since Kigali International Airport was closed to commercial flights as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport is scheduled to reopen on August 1st and various health and safety measures have been put in place as CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi reports.
RRA warns of hefty penalties that await property tax defaulters – on the other hand, Food delivery app CanGo close after barely a month, Rwanda sets to host Africa’s first drone flying competition next month, and Rwandair has announced that it will be suspending all flights to and from China until further notice amid coronavirus outbreak. Journalist at the New Times, Hudson Kuteesa joins CNBC Africa for more on news making headlines.
Rwandair has launched flights to the Chinese commercial city of Guangzhou, marking the carrier’s 3rd destination to Asia. The flight is expected to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi filed this report.