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RwandAir initiated its first cargo flights from Kigali to Djibouti

RwandAir initiated its first cargo flights from Kigali to Djibouti

On May 14, during the Chairman's formal visit to Rwanda, a significant announcement was made following a meeting with His Excellency Prof. Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze, the Minister of Commerce of Rwanda. The discussions centered on reinforcing existing partnerships and exploring avenues for infrastructure development.

A groundbreaking moment emerged during these talks: RwandAir to initiate its first cargo flights from Kigali to Djibouti, which started on the 15th of May 2024.

This announcement comes as part of a broader effort to enhance connectivity and streamline logistics within the region.

The Sea-Air Cargo model, a pioneering initiative spanning 21 countries and 24 cities, aims to facilitate the efficient movement of goods worldwide and promote regional integration. Additionally, discussions revolved around the strategic utilization of 20 hectares of land allocated to Rwanda for development projects. Proposed ventures include the establishment of cold storage facilities, hotels, shopping malls, and a marina bay to boost tourism, with Rwanda committing a total investment of 160 million USD.

The partnership between the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) and the Rwandan Ministry of Commerce exemplifies a concerted effort to harness economic opportunities and foster mutual growth.