Rwanda’s National carrier, RwandAir prepares to resume flights on August 1 with changes aimed to improve the safety of passengers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airline will be making adjustments on a number of inflight aspects to reduce physical contact and chances of reductions of contracting the virus.
According to Gobena Mikael, Chief Commercial Officer of RwandAir, the resumption will be characterized by adjustment to improve both passenger and crew safety, he said while speaking at a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the East African Aviation sector convened by the East African Business Council.
The move is also aimed at ensuring passenger confidence in flights following weeks of halted operations.
Elimination of inflight reading material is among the changes Mikael noted to avoid physical contact.
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Mikael stated that “for airline meals and snacks services, there is going to be a significant amendment from regular service to serving bottled drinks and packed snacks consequently reducing contacts between crew and passengers.”