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Kigali Airpot in the 1980s

Kigali Airpot in the 1980s :


Kigali Airport in 1980s. During this period, the airport was served by Sabena, Air France, Kenya Airways, Air Zaire, Air Burundi, Air Rwanda and Aeroflot.

Here are some facts, about the airlines that you can see on this picture:

PB 201 :  It was an Air Burundi flight, operated by a Twin Otter.

RA 109 :  It was an Air Rwanda flight, operated by a Twin Otter.

ET 825 :  in 1970s and in 1980s Ethiopian operated a weekly service Addis Ababa – Kigali – Luanda (Angola), with a Boeing 727.

KQ471:  it’s a Kenya Airways flight, operated with a Douglas DC-9. This flight number still using by Kenya Airways on its Kigali service.

AF 483:  Air France started flights to Kigali, in 1975. Until 1982, the airline served Kigali, via Athens and Nairobi, using a Boeing 707. Then, Kigali was served with the Boeing 747 (Bujumbura was able to handle the 747). Air France operated some special flights to Kigali, with the Concorde

SU 445 / 446  :  from 1970s to 2000, Aeroflot served Kigali, using mainly the Tupolev 154M. In 1980s, the routing was Moscow  Sheremetyevo-  Simferopol – Cairo – Nairobi – Entebbe – Kigali

Cliff Mugisha 1980s





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