The International Air Transport Association (IATA), operational audit, has rated RwandAir Express among the world’s safest airlines for 2015 after passing operational audit test.
IATA Vice-President, Raphael Kuuchi, announced this on Tuesday in Kigali that the recognition came into effect at the weekend during the handing over of the certificate of recognition to the airline at the Kigali International Airport.
According to Kuuchi, the carrier was recognised by IATA for the strength of its recently commenced flights from Kigali to several African cities, giving RwandAir a green light to fly to any part of the world.
IATA also allowed RwandAir to enter into code share deals with five-star airlines without any restrictions.
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Rwandan airline officially became IATA member in May 2015, and currently flies to 13 destinations which includes Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Mombasa (Kenya), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).