In a statement released yesterday, RwandAir explained that the decision was taken due to new Coronavirus variant reported in these countries.
“In a view of the global concerns on Covid variants prevalent throughout Southern Africa, RwandAir announces the suspension of its flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka and Harare, effective 8th February 2021,” reads part of the statement.
RwandAir also revealed that scheduled flights will resume soon as there is more clarity on the situation.
“Affected customers can rebook and fly at a later date at no additional cost or request a refund. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused,” adds the statement.
The decision comes few days after RwandAir announced suspension of flights from Nigeria to Dubai.
RwandAir is among other flight carriers that have been affected by Coronavirus pandemic due to preventive measures that saw activities halted last year for quite some time.
After the pandemic emerged in March 2020, RwandAir resumed flights on 1st August 2020.
Despite these challenges, the airline continues to speed up recovery efforts where it recently launched bi-weekly flights to Central African Republic.
RwandAir has also applied for license to operate flights from Kigali to the Unites States of America through Accra in Ghana.
Currently, RwandAir conducts flights to 30 destinations including the recent one to central African Republic.