The Royal Eswatini National Airways Corporation(RENAC) is looking to launch commercial flight operations by November, Airspace Africa has learnt.
The company is currently undergoing a process towards receiving an Air Operators Certificate(AOC) which will give it a green light to commence commercial air services in the country.
RENAC, which is wholly owned by the government of Eswatini(formerly known as Swaziland) has been operating under several aviation business units, providing various services including air charter, brokerage and ground handling but is now looking to align its divisions as well a new air transport service under a strategic master plan which will see the creation of a subsidiary, Royal Eswatini Tourism Authority(RETA) which will harmonise the air transport service with destination marketing from the Eswatini Tourism Authority. The Kingdom’s tourism authority is now a strategic partner under a recently signed MOU
“We are delighted to mention that the current financial year will also feature announcement of RENAC’s regional scheduled air services as soon as the outstanding processes and certifications are completed,” RENAC CEO, Captain Qiniso Dhlamini said
The airline is looking to leverage strategic partnerships in order to optimise connectivity for its passengers
“We are in the process of forming partnerships that will enable Eswatini to be directly flown into four different destinations regionally in order to connect with the rest of the world at ease,” the CEO said
“This initiative will be the core of our purpose; to globally connect the Kingdom of Eswatini through safe, efficient, and competitive aviation services,” he added
Royal Eswatini National Airways Corporation (RENAC) was established in 1978. Its core business has been to offer charter brokerage services and ground-handling services. It also operates two travel agency offices in Mbabane and Matsapha.