Earlier in the year, RwandAir took delivery of their first brand new aircraft, a Boeing 737-800. It was great being able to tag along with them back to Kigali, Rwanda to help celebrate the continent’s first Boeing Sky Interior. Last week, RwandAir executives made another trip to Seattle, WA to take delivery of their second new aircraft, another Boeing 737-800.
During their first visit, they were very impressed with our local beer selection. Boeing made some special arrangements and during RwandAir’s most recent trip, they were invited to dinner at the Pike Brewing Company. The airline received quite a surprise when the brewery came out with a special-label beer, which not only included the name “RwandAle,” but also an image of a 787 in their livery (which looks amazing by the way).
As previously reported, the 787 Dreamliner is in the airline’s future plans and although it might be a while before they have one in person, they can at least enjoy some beer with a 787 on the front.
“What a special day for our airline — we now have an airplane and an ale in RwandAir livery!” John Mirenge, RwandAir CEO stated. “We came to Seattle to pick up our second airplane, but we are leaving with a newfound friendship and a great partnership we can bring to the people of Rwanda,” he said. “Now all of Rwanda can see the great partnerships we have created in Seattle — such a great place with great people.”
The beer label reads: “RwandAir’s delivery of their first purchased new airplanes, the Boeing 737-800, was just the beginning. The airline now looks to the future and continuing to turn dreams into reality. RwandAir and the 787 Dreamliner — the perfect combination.”
Now, a new life goal has been hatched… drinking a RwandAle on RwandAir’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
This just goes to show that an airline, like RwandAir, and a company, like Boeing, are more than just planes and numbers — they are really about the people… cheers!