RwandAir Fleet Airbus A330-200 Details and Pictures. On current fleet, RwandAir operates just one wide-body aircraft Airbus A330-200.
RwandAir, the national airline and flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, took delivery of its first long-haul wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in September 2016.
As a result, RwandAir has become the first East African airline to be a launch operator of the aircraft, a move considered to be the first step of RwandAir’s expansion, along with introducing new routes to its expected long-haul network that’ll eventually include destinations like London, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing — its current A330 aircraft are only flying between Kigali (KGL) and Dubai (DXB), Accra (ACC), Lagos (LOS) and Mombasa (MBA).
RwandAir’s A330-200 has certainly set the bar high for African airline offerings — essentially putting out a better business-class product than Emirates since all its seats have direct aisle access — and is now the first African airline to offer a premium economy cabin, a trend that’s becoming more and more popular worldwide.
Airbus A330-200 RwandAir Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number
|Reg||Aircraft Type||Delivered||Aircraft Name|
|9XR-WN||Airbus A330-200||Sep 2016||Ubumwe|
Facts and figures RwandAir A330-200
- Seating Capacity: 20 Business Class, 21 Premium Economy Class, 203 Economy Class.
- Cargo Capacity 109.10m³
- Overall Length 58.37m
- Wingspan 60.30m
- Overall Height 17.73m
- Cabin Width 5.18m (Inside)
- Cabin Height 2.38m (Floor to ceiling)
- Max. Takeoff Weight 242t
- Cruising Speed / Max. Speed 1062.kph
RwandAir Fleet Airbus A330-200 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout
The RwandAir Airbus A330-200 presented here is used on the airline’s long-haul routes from its base in Kigali (KGL).
The aircraft is configured with 20 fully-flat bed Business class seatts, 21 recliner-style Premium Economy Class seats, and 203 standard Economy Class seats.
Aircraft interiors were selected to represent Rwanda.
Business class is located in the aircraft’s forward cabin, made up of five rows in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration — translation: direct aisle access for all.
The seats are Thompson Vantage XL, an incredibly popular, fully-flat business-class seat that’s also used by Qantas, Swiss and SAS.
It’s also the seat that’ll be used in business class on Delta’s A350.
The cabin features 20 green-colored seats, each with a sand-colored leather cloth cover and a dark-toned frame and table.
The Airbus trim and finish manager worked with design teams from the airline to create an interior onboard the aircraft that was true to the culture, authenticity and ‘roots’ of Rwanda.
The rear walls of each cabin section feature a pattern resembling hills, as Rwanda is famously known as being the “Land of a Thousand Hills.’
In addition to this, the choice for a dark-toned seat frame and shell was designed with the image of a gorilla hugging its baby in mind, since the country is famously known for its mountain gorillas.
Single ‘A’ seats are perfect for solo travelers, especially seats 2A and 4A, which are closest to the windows.
The center seats offer both the correct amount of privacy — great if you’re traveling alone — but are sociable enough for couples or friends traveling together.
Each business-class seat is 79 inches in its lie-flat position, has 45 inches of pitch and features in-seat power via an international plug socket as well as a USB port.
You’ll also have access to a small lamp and a dedicated hook to hang your headphones on.
Typical of this kind of seat, the seatbelt is over-the-shoulder — much like a car seatbelt — and connects with the usual around-the-waist belt to provide extra restraint during takeoff and landing.
During turbulence, the over-the-shoulder part of the seatbelt is not necessary, therefore it can be released, meaning passengers have the option to fasten just the usual around-the-waist belt.
Another unique design feature aboard the aircraft was the cabin walls, which feature a pattern, a detail not many airlines include that worked really well on this particular plane.
The pattern is known as ‘Imigongo,’ named for a popular Rwandan art form, and was created especially for RwandAir by the Airbus trim and finish manager.
The Rwandan team onboard mentioned how passengers from the country would appreciate such familiar patterns from home.
Visually, it not only looked great, but also enhanced the ‘Rwandan’ feeling in the cabin.
RwandAir has become the first African airline to offer a premium economy cabin, which on this aircraft is made up of three rows of 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration.
With padded seats and 38 inches of pitch, RwandAir’s premium economy cabin is going to be one of the most popular on an African airline yet.
The ‘Imigongo’ lined walls and ‘Rwandan Hills’ rear cabin wall patterns continued into both premium economy and economy.
Each seat in premium economy featured a footrest.
The green/blue Rwandan-inspired fabric covered most of the seat, which also featured a leather headrest and white cloth cover.
RwandAir’s A330-200 has 203 economy seats that take up two cabin sections.
The seats are upholstered in black leather with green highlights, and laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration, which is one of the perks of the A330 aircraft as it’s better for solo travelers, couples and families.
These economy seats look sleek and smart — their velcro is ready for the attachment of an antimacassar (cloth cover) — while each one’s pitch comes in at 32 inches.
Economy seats come with in-seat power via an international plug socket and USB connection, as well as a coat hook.
Large screens with on-demand in-flight entertainment are offered to all economy-class passengers.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330-200 RwandAir
Wide-body aircraft Airbus A330-200 RwandAir has three class configuration on-board (Business, Premium Economy and Economy) with total of 244 seats.
Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
Airbus A330-200 RwandAir Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information
- Audio. A wide selection of music genres are available for listening pleasure.
- Video. A large selecton of films, television series, and games are available for selection. Selections may be viewed on the seatback inflight entertainment monitors.
- AC Power. AC power sockets and USB power ports are available at every seat in every class.
- Internet. Access to Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Different plans are available and details are provided while onboard.
- Food. Beverages, meals, and snacks are provided during flight depending on time of day and length of flight.
RwandAir Aircraft Fleet Wide-Body Airbus A330-200 Images Gallery
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