RwandAir picks WFS for cargo handling on new Paris flights

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RwandAir has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its first-ever direct service to France. 

WFS will provide full cargo handling services for RwandAir, supporting the airline’s freight forwarding customers and its GSA partner in France, Network Airline Services (NAS).

Flights depart from Paris CDG every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, providing the only direct air service between the two countries.

Speaking at the launch of the new route, Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir’s chief executive, said: “We are excited and proud to celebrate the start of RwandAir’s new three-times-a-week service to Paris from Kigali. We know this fantastic new route to the French capital will prove very popular with our customers.

“We look forward to growing our presence in the French market as we continue to expand our international route network and connect Africa with Europe and more overseas destinations.” 

Laurent Bernard, vice president cargo France at WFS, commented: “RwandAir is another prestigious airline client for WFS in France and we are proud to have been chosen to support its ambitious growth strategy, connecting Paris with the heart of Africa.

“RwandAir is recognised for its on-time performance, customer service, and safety and these reflect WFS’ own core values. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Last year, RwandAir took delivery of its first dedicated cargo aircraft, a Boeing 737-800SF, as it looked to expand its cargo operation in Africa and the Middle East.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]