RwandAir Cargo Expands Services to Dubai and Djibouti

Dubai (June 10) & Djibouti (June 17) added to network

RwandAir Boeing 737-800SF at Kigali International Airport
Photo: RwandAir

RwandAir Cargo has announced the launch of new services to Dubai and Djibouti, both operated by its dedicated freighter B738SF.

Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, stated that the added destinations would support efficient and reliable connections for business and provide significant opportunities for enhanced trade between Rwanda, the UAE, Djibouti, and the rest of the continent.

Freighter Service to Dubai

The addition of Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) marks RwandAir’s second cargo destination in the UAE after Sharjah. The first flight departed from Kigali on June 10, 2024.


New Freighter Service to Djibouti

Starting June 17, 2024, RwandAir Cargo starts a dedicated freighter service to Djibouti, connecting via Dubai World Central and Sharjah.

Flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays, the operator announced.

Bosco Gakwaya, Director of RwandAir Cargo Services, emphasised that their expansion to Dubai and Djibouti strengthens RwandAir Cargo’s role as a key trade facilitator on the African continent.

He added, “[expansion] is well aligned with the goals of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), transforming Kigali into a regional cargo hub.”