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August 25, 2011

RwandAir Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737-800

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BOEING FIELD, SEATTLE — RwandAir, the national airline of the country of Rwanda, on Thursday took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800.

The delivery sets two milestones both for the central African carrier and the continent as a whole. It is the first 737 delivered to any African nation fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior. It is also RwandAir’s first new aircraft purchased directly from Boeing. (The two 737-500 jets in RwandAir’s fleet are leased. The company also owns two Bombardier CRJ-200s and a Dash8-200.)

“Today is a proud day for RwandAir as well as the country of Rwanda,” said Dr. Alex Nzahabwanimana, Minister of Transport for Rwanda. At a grand celebration dinner at Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Wednesday night, Nzahabwanimana also expressed the government’s commitment to using aviation for the betterment of the landlocked nation’s developing economy.

NYCAviation will be on board the long delivery flight to Rwanda. Follow @NYCAviation on Twitter for updates along the way: BFI-KEF-IST-KGL

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  • Hi

    I m very happy to see that many aviation bloggers or aviation magazine will take part of the RwandAir delivery flight. I would like to know, if i can upload your pix on my blog ? Of course with copyright and links to your website.

    Thanks a lot

    http://rwandan-flyer.blog4ever.com/

  • Hi

    I m very happy to see that many aviation magazines will take part of the  RwandAir B737-800 delivery flight. I would like to kow, if i can upload your pix, on my blog ?? With copyright and a link to your website :).

    Thanks a lot

    http://rwandan-flyer.blog4ever.com

  • Anonymous

    Yes! I will be uploading more photos from my trip over the next few days.

    • thanks a lot have a nice flight and trip to the  1000 hill country