The RwandAir 737 at Boeing Field (check the 787 in the background), the Boeing Sky Interior and a shot of two Icelandair Boeing 757s

I am currently at a hotel in Istanbul, Turkey and so far the trip to Rwanda has gone very well. Our flight leaving from Boeing Field ended up being delayed about six hours due to a power black out and computer issues for the bank in Africa. It turned out okay, since it gave us more time to check out the 737-800 (9XR-WF) on the ground and we were even rounded up and taken to a dive bar (Stellar Pizza for any of you locals) where the CEO or Rwanda Air, John Mirenge served us beer — right on.

The flight from Seattle to Keflavik, Iceland only took about 6hrs and 40minutes and after about a 2 hour layover for fuel, we were on our way to Istanbul. I got to test out the Boeing Sky Interior on a short flight from Seattle to Dallas with American Airlines, but I have to say I love it even more after spending about forteen hours with it now.

We rest in Istanbul tonight and tomorrow we are on our way to Kigali, Rwanda. Unfortunately this is one of those trips where I don’t get to go outside the airport or hotel, but I want to be well rested for Rwanda. Of course I will have a full report on the trip and plenty of photos later.

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Axel Mugema

Good going. Surprised you had to lay over in Iceland, must have been a jittery experience. Well, hope you are having a good time- wonder how it feels to be the Boeing Sky Interior pioneer for Africa, Rwanda is surely proud. I assume the trip from Istanbul to Kigali should be about 6-7 hours tops, safe journey can’t wait to see that baby at Kanombe.
Keep the updates coming.

Otieno Ngalo Dominic

The flight must have been very exciting aboard the Boeing. I must say this is the pride of rwandair. Am looking forward to experiencing more and more exhilarating encounters throughout the world with rwandair.

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