Considered the godfather of the African aviation market for his role at Ethiopian Airlines, Ato Girma Wake is now seeking to repeat the trick as chairman of RwandAir. He here speaks to Breaking Travel News during AviaDev in Kigali to reveal all.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame has officially opened the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali. Curated by the Corporate Council on Africa, Africa Travel Association and Rwanda Development Board, the event is designed to set the tone for how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth in Africa.
Following the successful launch of the first direct connection between Rwandan capital Kigali and the UK, RwandAir has hosted a showcase of Rwandan talent in London. Select members of the travel trade and UK media were invited to the high commission of Rwanda in the capital for an evening of Rwanda food, drink and dance.
RwandAir will launch the first non-stop flight from the UK to Rwanda, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in Africa, on May 26th. Operating three times a week from London Gatwick to the Rwandan capital Kigali, the service offers easy access for UK passengers.