RwandAir has taken a significant step forward in strengthening its operations on the recently launched direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle by appointing Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling partner.
The recently inaugurated direct service between Paris and Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, operates three non-stop flights a week, facilitated by Airbus A330 aircraft. The introduction of this new route marks a historic moment for RwandAir, as it is the airline’s first-ever direct service to France and represents the 25th destination in its ever-expanding network.
WFS, a renowned global cargo handling service provider, will play a vital role in supporting RwandAir’s cargo operations for this new route. The company will offer comprehensive cargo handling services to RwandAir, extending its support to the airline’s freight forwarding customers as well as its General Sales Agent (GSA) partner in France, Network Airline Services (NAS). With flights departing from Paris CDG on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, RwandAir now provides the sole direct air service connecting the two nations.
During the launch event of the new route, Yvonne Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir, expressed her excitement and pride, stating, “We are excited and proud to celebrate the start of RwandAir’s new three-times-a-week service to Paris from Kigali. We know this fantastic new route to the French capital will prove very popular with our customers. We look forward to growing our presence in the French market as we continue to expand our international route network and connect Africa with Europe and more overseas destinations.”
Laurent Bernard, VP Cargo France at WFS, also shared his enthusiasm about the collaboration, saying, “RwandAir is another prestigious airline client for WFS in France, and we are proud to have been chosen to support its ambitious growth strategy, connecting Paris with the heart of Africa. RwandAir is recognized for its on-time performance, customer service, and safety, and these reflect WFS’ own core values. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
This new partnership between RwandAir and WFS highlights the airline’s dedication to providing excellent cargo services and expanding its presence globally.