SN cancels flights to Kigali after plane's grounding
27 February 2006, BRUSSELS — SN Brussels Airlines has decided against flying to the Rwandan capital Kigali on Tuesday due to last week's grounding of one of its planes.
27 February 2006
BRUSSELS — SN Brussels Airlines has decided against flying to the Rwandan capital Kigali on Tuesday due to last week's grounding of one of its planes.
The Brussels-Kigali flight would normally have departed at 10.30am on Tuesday, but has been postponed until further notice. However, the flight will land in Nairobi as scheduled.
An SN spokesman also said the decision against landing at Kigali would not impact on any of the airline's other flights to Africa.
No decision has been made about SN's next flight to Kigali, scheduled on Friday, news agency Belga reported on Monday.
"We want to resume flights to Kigali as quickly as possible in the interest of both nations," the spokesman said.
He said the situation will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
Rwandan aviation authorities grounded an SN flight for three days last week, initially under the guise of an administrative investigation.
However, it later became clear that the decision to ground the plane was linked to a Rwandan plane that had been kept on the ground in Belgium due to safety concerns since August.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news