RwandAir has introduced a third long-haul aircraft, receiving an Airbus A330-200 at its hub in Kigali.

It was transferred from the French airport at Chateauroux on 18 March.

The aircraft is a Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered airframe (9XR-WX) and was originally delivered to Colombia’s Avianca in 2011.

RwandAir already has an A330-200 as well as a -300 in its fleet.

Its latest aircraft is configured with a two-class layout comprising 30 business- and 222 economy-class seats.

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Source: RwandAir

RwandAir will use the aircraft on European, African and Middle Eastern routes

“[This] addition will allow us to continue our route expansion and offer customers even more connections,” says Rwandair chief Yvonne Makolo.

 The airline intends to use the A330 on such routes as London, Brussels, Lagos and Dubai.

RwandAir will have 13 aircraft as a result. Its A330s are complemented by a short-haul fleet which features five Boeing 737-700/800s, two Bombardier CRJ900s, a pair of De Havilland Dash 8-400s, and a 737-800 freighter.