Turkish Airlines Launches Flights To Kigali
Turkish Airlines Tuesday officially launched its Kigali flights, Chimpreports.com reveals.
The carrier will commence with three flights a week connecting Kigali- Entebbe to Istanbul.
The water salute was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation Hon. Louise Mushyikiwabo, the Minister of Infrastructure Hon Albert Nsengiyumva, and the Minister of Trade and Industry Hon. Francois Kanimba among other guests.
During his speech Nsengiyumva Albert said the flight is a boost to the business because it will easily link Rwanda to Europe and Istanbul in particular.
The minister also noted that Turkish Airlines is the 3rd international Courier to open its flights to Rwanda after Qatar Airlines and South Africa airways in this year only, “This is an explanation that there is business do in Rwanda” the minister added.
In his address the CEO of the Turkish Airlines commended Rwanda for the excellent investment climate and security.
We are valuing Rwanda as a key point to expand our connection to the entire Africa. Turkish Airlines currently covers 20 destinations in Africa and they are planning to cover over 30 in the next one year.
According to travel agencies the carrier could help check on the challenges involved in connections to West Africa and the biggest clients compared to the available flights.
To ease the flow of goods they will also have a cargo carrier that will make it easy for Rwandan business community to transport their heavy cargoes.
The Turkish delegation was composed of the Istanbul Governor, Prosecutor General and the Turkish Airlines CEO among others.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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