RwandAir takes delivery of first A330


RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two A330 aircraft from Airbus, becoming the East African launch operator of the aircraft and Airbus’s newest customer.

The A330-200 is the first wide-body aircraft in RwandAir’s fleet and is configured in a three-class cabin layout with 20 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 203 seats in Economy.

RwandAir’s A330 is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines and will be deployed on medium- and long-haul routes from its Kigali home base to destinations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, Airbus said.

RwandAir in September last year signed a firm contract with Airbus for an A330-200 and a larger A330-300 after announcing a commitment in March 2015.

RwandAir flies Bombardier Q400 turboprops, CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and Boeing 737 airliners.