The national carrier of Rwanda, RwandAir, is to launch flights to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this summer.

CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Manzi Makolo told The Reporter that RwandAir will soon start operating a five weekly flight between Kigali and Addis Ababa. “We are looking at connecting the Kigali hub to Addis Ababa. We think it is a very good synergy for the two countries,” Makolo said.

 

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandaAir

According to the CEO, RwandAir will deploy a Bombardier CRJ or Boeing B737-800 aircraft on the Kigali Addis Ababa route.

Ethiopia and Rwanda have a bilateral air service agreement signed by the civil aviation authorities of the two countries. Ethiopian Airlines operates double daily flights between Addis Ababa and Kigali.

Source: The Ethiopian Reporter

In an effort to improve Ethiopia’s raking in the Ease of Doing Business report

In an effort to improve Ethiopia’s raking in the Ease of Doing Business report, an index published by the World Bank Group (WBG) every year, a high level ministerial initiative, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is leading, has tabled major reform outcomes to the business community on Friday.

 

Abebe Abebayehu, Commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), a public agency mandated to facilitate the  initiative, told reporters that the renewed “doing business” reforms have seen major cross sectoral progresses within the past five months. The primer has set out a steering committee that solely works towards achieving successful results. The monthly meeting chaired by PM Abiy tries to review the “doing business” reforms to incorporate new challenges of doing business in Ethiopia.