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Rwandaair, Qatar Airways Cargo Team Up to Launch New African Cargo Hub

RwandAir has partnered with Qatar Airways to launch a major new African cargo hub — Kigali Cargo Hub — to help Rwanda’s flag-carrier develop its capital, Kigali, into a regional cargo powerhouse.
The new Kigali Cargo Hub is part of a long-term strategic plan for the cargo division of RwandAir, which has seen cargo carried rise by nearly 26% in the last five years. The initiative will help RwandAir develop Kigali into a regional cargo powerhouse, boosting exports and imports around Africa and strengthening links with key overseas markets. RwandAir Cargo has been provided consultancy support by Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) to help improve its already highly successful cargo handling performance.
RwandAir welcomed the arrival of a Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777x freighter at the airline’s home hub in Kigali, to mark the official launch of the major new cargo facility. Since RwandAir began operations in 2002, cargo has been an important component of its business model, which has grown in tandem with the airline. The recent pandemic also acted as a catalyst for the importance of cargo, especially for RwandAir. The airline’s geographic location at the heart of Africa has placed it in a unique position to reach every corner of the continent, providing seamless connectivity, promoting trade, and strengthening its relations with countries both within Africa and around the world.

Source : North Africa Post