RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, is looking to replace its two Bombardier CRJ200s with brand new regional jets from an undisclosed manufacturer.
According to reports, RwandAir has reached an agreement to sell the two CRJ-200s currently in their fleet to a buyer willing to take delivery of the planes immediately. The two aircraft were purchased in 2009 at the start of RwandAir’s fleet renewal process, but the airline has decided that they require aircraft with a larger capacity on their short and medium length routes.
The airline is looking to replace the CRJ200s with other regional jets, with a stated preference for a 70 – 110 seating capacity to be delivered by mid-2012.
RwandAir’s fleet will consist of two Next Generation Boeing 737-800s, two Boeing 737-500s, and one Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft after the two CRJ200s leave the fleet.