Oct 4, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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RwandAir cancels flights to DR Congo

Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has canceled all flights to the DRC hours after Kinshasa announced that the airline had been banned from its airspace.

“RwandAir has decided to cancel all flights to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi , to cancel. and Goma effective immediately,” the airline said on its Twitter account on Saturday.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption this may cause to our customers, and we do waive rebooking fees and offer new issues or refunds for those affected.”

The airline added that it will keep its customers informed of any changes.

DRC said on Saturday , it “immediately” suspended RwandAir flights in the country with government spokesman Patrick Muyaya saying that a “strict warning to the government of Rwanda” about its alleged involvement in the conflict in northern Kivu in eastern DRC.

The move came after DRC on Thursday accused Rwanda of supporting M23 rebels currently fighting government forces in Nr te Kivu province. Rwanda denied any involvement.

On Saturday, RwandAir announced via its Twitter handle: “Follow