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case http://clubmeteo.fr/components/com_newsfeeds/helpers/association.php geneva;”>RwandAir recently said it would focus on route and fleet expansion in 2013, launching direct services to Accra, Douala and Juba.

RwandAir has recorded strong growth in recent years, including a 67 percent increase in passenger numbers in 2012 and increasing revenue by 60 percent compared to 2011 without increasing capacity.

The aircraft performed the customary low-pass and was received with a firemen salute as it was taxiing on the parking bay.

Officials said Boeing 737-700NG offers the highest operating range capability, about 6,000 km that could easily offer direct flights to south-western Europe, Minor and Monsoon Asia and the Middle East.

The state-owned carrier’s CEO John Mirenga said recently he was “hopeful” the airline will be profitable by 2015, at which time Rwanda’s Government may consider selling down part of its holding in the carrier to private investors with a view to a possible stock exchange listing by 2020.

Mr Mirenga expects the airline will handle about 600,000 passengers in 2013, a 50 percent increase on 2012.

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