Rwanda-Airport Reopening/Preparations

Kigali International Airport takes extensive measures before allowing flights to resume

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Kigali, Rwanda - July 31, 2020 (Rwanda Broadcasting Agency - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of cashier, waiter wearing face shield, working
2. Interior of Bourbon Coffee
3. Woman feeding child
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Niyongira, team leader, Bourbon Coffee:
"So far, I think we are about 98 percent in terms of preparation towards the COVID-19 preventive measures. Our preparation measures we rooted them from the ones from ministry of health and they are put to relations. We keep one out to welcome and receive the guests and give them the best service. We will try to practice to social distancing where in between the tables, there is 1.5 meter and between the chairs, there's one meter. So in terms of social distancing in the sitting area, we are well prepared."
5. Man placing order with cell phone
6. Working area of Bourbon Coffee
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO, RwandAir:
"We've made sure that the aircraft is a deeply cleaned after each flight is disinfected and cleaned. Onboard our aircraft, all aircraft fitted with filters ensure that all the germs and viruses are extracted from the cabins so the cabin is safe to breathe. We've also modified our menus on board to avoid, to try to reduce the contact between a crew and passengers as much as possible. So you'll see a change in the menu. That's again to protect our passengers and crew members as well. Another thing is we are also implementing a policy of one piece of cabin luggage per passenger, in order to avoid congestion on the aisles and people touching too many bags onboard as well."
8. Waiting area of airport
9. SOUNDBITE (Kinyarwanda, dubbed with English) Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, director general, Rwanda Biomedical Center:
"We are not worried about flights resuming at the airport if anything we are fortunate to be able to assess things all these months after operations were suspended and decide on how to proceed. If we notice a problem, we will sit and decide on how to deal with it; if flights are to be reduced or increased depending on the data coming in which is what we base our decisions on."
10. Various of planes

Storyline


Extensive preparations of COVID-19 preventative measures have been made for Saturday's reopening of the Kigali International Airport in Rwanda.

In March, Rwanda suspended all incoming and outgoing commercial passenger flights, only allowing cargo and emergency flights to operate, due to the pandemic.

The anti-epidemic measures are particularly careful and extend far beyond what the naked eye can see and key locations, like Bourbon Coffee, have taken into account previous customer flow with how they have prepared.

"So far, I think we are about 98 percent in terms of preparation towards the COVID-19 preventive measures. Our preparation measures we rooted them from the ones from ministry of health and they are put to relations. We keep one out to welcome and receive the guests and give them the best service. We will try to practice to social distancing where in between the tables, there is 1.5 meter and between the chairs, there's one meter. So in terms of social distancing in the sitting area, we are well prepared," said Frank Niyongira, Bourbon Coffee's team leader.

Customers at Bourbon Coffee will no longer use the usual menus to place orders, but use their phones, and all transactions are cashless.

The airline RwandAir have also taken anti-epidemic measures on their planes.

"We've made sure that the aircraft is a deeply cleaned after each flight is disinfected and cleaned. Onboard our aircraft, all aircraft fitted with filters ensure that all the germs and viruses are extracted from the cabins so the cabin is safe to breathe. We've also modified our menus on board to avoid, to try to reduce the contact between a crew and passengers as much as possible. So you'll see a change in the menu. That's again to protect our passengers and crew members as well. Another thing is we are also implementing a policy of one piece of cabin luggage per passenger, in order to avoid congestion on the aisles and people touching too many bags onboard as well," said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir.

Health experts say they are not worried about passenger flight resumption because they are ready for them.

"We are not worried about flights resuming at the airport if anything we are fortunate to be able to assess things all these months after operations were suspended and decide on how to proceed. If we notice a problem, we will sit and decide on how to deal with it; if flights are to be reduced or increased depending on the data coming in which is what we base our decisions on," said Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the director general of Rwanda Biomedical Center.

RwandAir is one of seven Airlines to use the Kigali International Airport after it reopens. The flights of RwandAir can get to 29 destinations globally with 12 aircraft, including two Airbus A330s able to fly to almost anywhere in the world. However, not all routes will initially be resumed.

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  • ID : 8152232
  • Published : 2020-08-01 17:57
  • Last Modified : 2020-08-01 18:28:26
  • Location : Rwanda
  • Category : health
  • Duration : 2'51
  • Audio Language : English/Kinyarwanda/Narration
  • Source : Rwanda Broadcasting Agency
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3

Rwanda-Airport Reopening/Preparations

Kigali International Airport takes extensive measures before allowing flights to resume

Dateline : July 31, 2020

Location : Rwanda

Duration : 2'51

  • English


Kigali, Rwanda - July 31, 2020 (Rwanda Broadcasting Agency - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of cashier, waiter wearing face shield, working
2. Interior of Bourbon Coffee
3. Woman feeding child
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Niyongira, team leader, Bourbon Coffee:
"So far, I think we are about 98 percent in terms of preparation towards the COVID-19 preventive measures. Our preparation measures we rooted them from the ones from ministry of health and they are put to relations. We keep one out to welcome and receive the guests and give them the best service. We will try to practice to social distancing where in between the tables, there is 1.5 meter and between the chairs, there's one meter. So in terms of social distancing in the sitting area, we are well prepared."
5. Man placing order with cell phone
6. Working area of Bourbon Coffee
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO, RwandAir:
"We've made sure that the aircraft is a deeply cleaned after each flight is disinfected and cleaned. Onboard our aircraft, all aircraft fitted with filters ensure that all the germs and viruses are extracted from the cabins so the cabin is safe to breathe. We've also modified our menus on board to avoid, to try to reduce the contact between a crew and passengers as much as possible. So you'll see a change in the menu. That's again to protect our passengers and crew members as well. Another thing is we are also implementing a policy of one piece of cabin luggage per passenger, in order to avoid congestion on the aisles and people touching too many bags onboard as well."
8. Waiting area of airport
9. SOUNDBITE (Kinyarwanda, dubbed with English) Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, director general, Rwanda Biomedical Center:
"We are not worried about flights resuming at the airport if anything we are fortunate to be able to assess things all these months after operations were suspended and decide on how to proceed. If we notice a problem, we will sit and decide on how to deal with it; if flights are to be reduced or increased depending on the data coming in which is what we base our decisions on."
10. Various of planes


Extensive preparations of COVID-19 preventative measures have been made for Saturday's reopening of the Kigali International Airport in Rwanda.

In March, Rwanda suspended all incoming and outgoing commercial passenger flights, only allowing cargo and emergency flights to operate, due to the pandemic.

The anti-epidemic measures are particularly careful and extend far beyond what the naked eye can see and key locations, like Bourbon Coffee, have taken into account previous customer flow with how they have prepared.

"So far, I think we are about 98 percent in terms of preparation towards the COVID-19 preventive measures. Our preparation measures we rooted them from the ones from ministry of health and they are put to relations. We keep one out to welcome and receive the guests and give them the best service. We will try to practice to social distancing where in between the tables, there is 1.5 meter and between the chairs, there's one meter. So in terms of social distancing in the sitting area, we are well prepared," said Frank Niyongira, Bourbon Coffee's team leader.

Customers at Bourbon Coffee will no longer use the usual menus to place orders, but use their phones, and all transactions are cashless.

The airline RwandAir have also taken anti-epidemic measures on their planes.

"We've made sure that the aircraft is a deeply cleaned after each flight is disinfected and cleaned. Onboard our aircraft, all aircraft fitted with filters ensure that all the germs and viruses are extracted from the cabins so the cabin is safe to breathe. We've also modified our menus on board to avoid, to try to reduce the contact between a crew and passengers as much as possible. So you'll see a change in the menu. That's again to protect our passengers and crew members as well. Another thing is we are also implementing a policy of one piece of cabin luggage per passenger, in order to avoid congestion on the aisles and people touching too many bags onboard as well," said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir.

Health experts say they are not worried about passenger flight resumption because they are ready for them.

"We are not worried about flights resuming at the airport if anything we are fortunate to be able to assess things all these months after operations were suspended and decide on how to proceed. If we notice a problem, we will sit and decide on how to deal with it; if flights are to be reduced or increased depending on the data coming in which is what we base our decisions on," said Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the director general of Rwanda Biomedical Center.

RwandAir is one of seven Airlines to use the Kigali International Airport after it reopens. The flights of RwandAir can get to 29 destinations globally with 12 aircraft, including two Airbus A330s able to fly to almost anywhere in the world. However, not all routes will initially be resumed.

ID : 8152232

Published : 2020-08-01 17:57

Last Modified : 2020-08-01 18:28:26

Source : Rwanda Broadcasting Agency

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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