Flying to the destination was very much awaited by Rwandan community abroad who express sentiments of gratitude as they narrate seamless experience enjoyed while traveling to their mother land in the comfort of RwandAir’s aircrafts.
IGIHE recently visited Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Saturday 17th July 2021 where Rwandans and foreigners converged awaiting flight with RwandAir.
These include passengers heading to Rwanda, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bangui in Central African Republic (CAR) and Accra in Ghana.
With nostalgia for their homeland, many Rwandans met at the airport wore branded T-shirts bearing seemingly slogans evoking memory of their native land.
These slogans written in Kinyarwanda include ‘Inkotanyi ni ubuzima’ translated as Inkotanyi is life and ‘Rwanda Nziza’ translated as Beautiful Rwanda among others carrying significant message for Rwandans.
With great joy, simply because they are flying home with RwandAir, they revealed that RwandAir is an icon, flag and symbol of dignity which induces pride to them wherever they are.
Christine Uzamukunda is one of Rwandans living in Europe whom IGIHE met at Zaventem Airport.
The mother, who frequently visits Rwanda every year, has been travelling with RwandAir since the carrier launched flights along the route Kigali-London-Brussels.
Like other Rwandans, Uzamukunda expressed delight as she narrated how comfortable it is to fly onboard RwandAir.
“I am glad to see RwandAir continuing to operate smoothly, Rwandans standing up to show love for Rwanda and support their brand amidst the difficult situation of COVID-19,” she said.
“It induces pride to Rwandans and the country. We are experiencing difficult times where it is uneasy to make flights but you can see how passengers are crowded to fly with RwandAir. This evidences how the flight carrier enriches their experience,” said another passenger, Erneste Musengimana.
Excellent services, warm hospitality among other support received at the airport won his heart to travel always with RwandAir.
Maxime Prevot, a parliamentarian and the Mayor of Namur City in Belgium is among passengers met at the airport awaiting flight to Rwanda to attend the 41st General Assembly of mayors of Francophone cities (AIMF).
Apart from attending the meeting, the mayor visiting Rwanda for the first time observed that it is also an opportunity to learn from the country’s tragic history that led to the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
He plans to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial and the memorial site of 10 Belgian soldiers killed by troops of the then President Juvénal Habyarimana on 7th April 1994.
RwandAir’s Bruxelles-Londres-Kigali route is among destinations with a large number of passengers mainly Africans from the diaspora visiting their home land.
RwandAir is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest state-of-the-art fleets on the African continent.
With a reputation for delivering a premium service to all its customers, RwandAir operates 12 aircraft with an average age of just under six years.
The airline currently offers services to 25 destinations across 21 countries throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.