November 10, 2015 – Rwanda’s flag carrier, RwandAir, is set to become the fourth African airline to fly connectivity systems from SITAONAIR. It is a small order, for the airline’s two A330s, both of which will be line-fitted with mobile phone and wi-fi services. The first A330 will be delivered in October 2016.
SITAONAIR connectivity uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband, which provides consistent global coverage, along with an option to upgrade to GX Aviation when it comes to market in 2016. Combined with SITAONAIR’s worldwide network of regulatory authorizations, this means RwandAir passengers can have exactly the same level of service on African and Middle Eastern routes.
“With connectivity expanding in the African aviation market and RwandAir continuously trailing blazes in customer services automation, it is imperative for RwandAir to be among the first airlines to offer mobile phone and wi-fi services to passengers travelling in the Central- Eastern part of Africa,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, deputy CEO & COO of RwandAir.