New Times - Edwin Ashimwe

Construction works on the proposed international airport in Bugesera district have gained momentum and there is optimism that it could be completed by 2026.

In September, 2022, during the Aviation Africa Summit, Rwanda showcased the airport’s structural model, a facility expected to be only 40 kilometers away from Kigali.

With an estimated $2 billion worth of investment, the airport’s developers say that the facility could potentially help Africa’s aviation industry take off.

Qatar Airways will have a 60 percent ownership of the new airport as well as acquire 49 percent of shares in the national carrier, Rwandair, offering access to over 65 locations around the world.

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