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June 19, 2024
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Flag carriers RwandAir and Qatar Airways are on course to conclude their stock acquisition deal in the coming months, as the partners remain committed to the Gulf carrier buying 49 percent into Rwandair. Qatar announced plans to acquire a stake in the Rwandan carrier in 2020 and is also participating sixty percent in developing Rwanda’s new eight million passengers a year airport at Bugesera, twenty kilometers due south of the capital Kigali. RwandAir lays out a growth plan.

Speaking on the sidelines of last week’s 79th IATA AGM, where she was named board chair for the year, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer Yvonne Makolo outlined the carrier’s priorities in the coming months ranging from fleet, partnerships, and route development.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.