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About RwandAir

RwandAir is a growing airline operating from the Rwandan capital of Kigali to Kamembe and Gisenyi in Rwanda. The airline also flies internationally to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, London Gatwick in the United Kingdom, Entebbe in Uganda, Nairobi in Kenya, Bujumbura in Burumdi and Johannesburg in South Africa. 

All flights feed through the Kigali hub where connections may be possible to other destinations on their network. RwandAir has a small fleet of aircraft and offers its customers the choice seating in Business or Economy class. 2017 has seen RwandAir commence services to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels. RwandAir introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its new hub in Cotnou and will begin operations to Bamako, Conakry and Dakar from the same hub. Later this year, RwandAir's network will spread to Guangzhou and plans to enter the American market (flights to New York, USA) will take place in 2018. For travel advice and for help planning your trip, check out the Alternative Airlines 'Local's Guide to Rwanda'.


RwandAir Fleet

The Rwandair fleet includes one Airbus A330-200, one Airbus A330-300, two Boeing 737-700, four Boeing 737-800, two Bombardier CRJ900ER and two Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. Deliveries of their new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft begin in January 2019.


RwandAir Destinations

Rwandair flies to a number of destinations including Brussels,Cotonou,Bujumbura,Douala, Brazzaville,Libreville, Accra, Mumbai, Abidjan, Mombassa, Nairobi, Lagos, Kamembe, Kigali, Johannesburg, Juba, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Entebbe, Dubai, London Gatwick, Lusaka and Harare.


RwandAir Baggage

Cabin baggage is baggage that is not checked-in to the hold of the aircraft, but is kept in the cabin under the passenger’s custody. It is carried free of charge if falling within the free allowance. The passenger shall store the cabin baggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of him/her

Carry-on Baggage

Each Passenger is restricted to one bag 22x15x8 inches [55x38x20 cm] not weighing more than 21 lbs [10kgs] to all destinations with the exception of Johannesburg where the authority restricts this to 15lbs [7kgs].

The above weight and size limitations shall be verified and confirmed by use of the WB baggage moulds/ sizers at check in areas. All baggage exceeding the unchecked baggage limits shall be checked-in.

The following items may be carried free of charge by all passengers except infants overcoats, blankets, umbrellas, handbags, reading material, a small camera, a small laptops or a collapsible baggage trolley. 

A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependent on them
When a baby carrycot is carried, lightweight articles such as bedding, diapers, feeding bottles and sufficient food for the journey may be carried free provided the total weight does not exceed 12 kilograms

Checked Baggage

RwandAir provides extra baggage carriage-services for its clients who travel on the airline’s network. The carriage services come at a cost which varies from destination to destination, region to region, and/or destination to region, or vice versa as well as the type of aircraft being used. The excess baggage policy will serve as the basis for rates applicable in each region to the entire network. This policy follows the standard checked-in baggage allowance; that is to say 2 pieces of 23 Kgs each in economy class and 2 pieces of 32Kgs each in business class.


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RwandAir Hub Airport

RwandAir is based at Kigali International Airport (formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, but sometimes referred to as Kanombe International Airport, which is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It is the main air gateway for all destinations in the country, and in addition, serves as a transit airport for Goma and Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Airlines that fly from and to Kigali International Airport include Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Coastal and Ethiopian.

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RwandAir News

18th June 2018

RwandAir take new delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft

Rwandair will take in a two new aircraft in 2019. The Rwandan airline will add Airbus A330neo and B737 MAX to its fleet. The airline already has a fleet of one Airbus A330-200, one Airbus a330-300, two Boeing B737-700s, three Boeing B737-800s and two CRJ-900s. Rwandair is expected to deploy its newly acquired A330-900 aircraft from its base in Rwanda to Air Berlin in the early months of next year. 

CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Manzi Makolo, said that the new widebody Airbus aircraft that airline are taking in will operate RwandAir's service between Kigali and New York. The new Airbus' are expected to start flying the route in June 2019, and then, when RwandAir receives its delivery of B737 MAX 8s later in the year, the airline will use those aircraft on the same service too.


5th March 2018

RwandAir to start flights to Bamako, Yaounde 

In addition to Cape Town and Abuja, RwandAir, national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has announced plans to launch flights from its hub in Kigali into Bamako; the Malian capital and Conakry, the capital of Guinea. These routes, according to the airline are part of its remaining route expansion destinations and growth drive for 2017/2018 financial year.


As well as the expansion plan for its operations in Africa, RwandAir is also determined to expand its operations into New York, USA, and the long-awaited flights into Guangzhou in China, Asia. Speaking in an interview, RwandAir country manager in Nigeria, Ms. Ibiyemi Odunsi said the airline will 'continue to offer uninterrupted seamless air services on its many routes with improvements on its products on all fronts.'


She said, 'The airline is committed to offering Nigerian market competitive fares, generous baggage allowance and seamless uninterrupted connections to destinations within Africa, Middle East and Europe. Abuja will soon be active together with Bamako, Yaounde, Conakry, Cape Town (in Africa), New York and of course the long awaited Guangzhou, in China. We are the fastest growing airline in Africa today. Our fleet of 12 aircrafts is composed of Airbus A3330-300 and A330-200 et al. We will continue to consolidate on this to enable us feed our routes seamlessly with adequate schedule planning."


16th February 2018

RwandAir to start flights to Abuja, Cape Town

RwandAir's Boeing 737 Kalisimbi approaches the runway at Kigali International Airport. (Nadege Imbabazi). RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare, Zimbabwe. However, the officials did not give timeframe during which they intend to start flying to the new destinations, but hastened to add that this will not take long.


The Abuja route will be tagged to the existing Accra destination, where the flight will stop in Abuja before heading to Accra in Ghana and is expected to be operated four times a week. “This is yet another big milestone for RwandAir as we continue to expand our network. Our aim is to provide our customers with seamless and better connections on the continent and beyond,” said Chance Ndagano, RwandAir’s acting chief executive. According to Ndagano, destinations to Abuja and Cape Town will help boost the economies of the three countries in terms of tourism and trade on one hand, and enhance bilateral partnership between Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa.


The two additional routes will take the national carrier to 26 destinations. The IOSA certified airline was recently recognised as one of the safest and best on time performer by world aviation body, the International Air transport association (IATA). RwandAir was recently granted fifth freedom right by Nigerian authorities to fly without any limitations along Abuja-Yaoundé route in West Africa. This bilateral airspace service agreement means that RwandAir is now able to operate another route into Nigeria to Abuja. Rwanda also recently signed a bilateral air service agreement with Cape Verde, opening more potential market opportunities for the national carrier and the country’s private sector.


Business community welcomes new routes

Meanwhile, traders have welcomed the move by RwandAir to start operating these two new routes calling it an opportunity to further boost intra-regional trade. “The new routes mean that we, as exporters, can now move our goods to these new destinations much more easily but also be able to forge trade deals with our counterparts in both Abuja and Cape Town,” said Ritha Ngabire a Kigali based trader.


Other planned routes

The Rwandan carrier is also planning to launch flights to New York in the US and other Asian destinations, including China soon. On the African front, the airline plans to introduce routes to Conakry in Guinea, Bamako in Mali as well as Dakar, Senegal and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia Other planned destinations include Lilongwe in Malawi and Durban in South Africa. In 2016, the airline acquired its first A330 series (A330-200 and A330-300 Airbus aircraft) to boost its fleet and capacity so as to compete globally. The airline carried more than 650,000 passengers last year and projects to transport over three million travellers in the next five years. Last year, RwandAir launched its commercial flights to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels.


7th February 2018

RwandAir Begins Process To Enter Israeli Market

Latest development indicates that RwandAir, the national carrier is launching consultancy activities to study and enter the Israeli market.According to an invitation to tender available on carrier’s website, the company “wishes to invite qualifying bidders to be RwandAir GSA in Israel.”GSA stands for General Sales Agent, a sales representative for an airline in a specific country or region. The company handles the establishment of operations in the airline business in a given market.


According to Mindpearl, a company in this business, General Sales Agents “are the airline’s representatives in those countries into which they do not actually operate an aircraft, but they do generate sales.” Since February 2nd 2018, a complete set of bidding Documents in English are obtained at RwandAir Head Office located at Kigali International Airport for those interested in this bid. “Bids must be delivered before 10:30 AM (Rwanda local time) 3rd March 2018,” reads part of the Invitation for tender. RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines on the continent reaching out to more than twenty cities in Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


Latest milestone in the RwandAir business was the launch of its regional hub in Benin to effectively serve Western and Central Africa in August last year. Meanwhile, RwandAir is familiar with GSA tenders. In June last year, it appointed Network Airline Services as its cargo General Sales Agent (GSA) covering the UK market, just after its inaugural direct flight Kigali – London. Network Airline Services is an international air cargo services specialist which provides Air cargo sales, support services management especially developing client’s services identifying specific opportunities in routes, markets and fleet. Flight Directors were also appointed early last year to handle passenger sales in the UK, according to Former RwandAir Director of Global Sales Operations Alex Buterere.




1st February 2018

RwandAir mulls A330, B737 MAX for longterm growth

RwandAir (WB, Kigali) has tasked Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) to devise proposals involving the addition of the A330 and B737/737 MAX respectively as it consider its long-term growth options. The Central African carrier's acting chief executive, Colonel Chance Ndagano, said in an interview with African Aerospace last year that no numbers have been fixed as yet, and any order is still two to three years off. 

“If the aircraft get filled up, maybe we need another,” he said. "RwandAir is not seeking growth for growth’s sake." In terms of its immediate longhaul growth plans, Ndagano said RwandAir had now turned its attention to the Asian and US markets following the launch of flights to Brussels National and London Gatwick in Europe last year. The next step is the launch of flights to Guangzhou followed by New York JFK, in the United States, he said.

“We are in the process of applying for [China] permits and as soon as that process is done, we will be able to serve that route. We are looking for one [A330] to lease and be used on the China route,” he said. Aside from one A330-200 and one A330-300, RwandAir also operates a narrowbody fleet of two B737-700s, four B737-800s, two CRJ-900s, and two Dash 8-400s used on regional African operations spanning West, Central, East, and Southern Africa.


15th December 2017

Rwandair To Start Flights To Abuja On Bonané

RwandAir will effective January start flying to Abuja in Nigeria, an announcement from the Ministry of Infrastructure reads. “The Government of Nigeria has approved flights to Abuja starting on January 1st, 2018 along the authorisation to exercise the 5th freedom traffic between Abuja and Yaoundé.” This 5th freedom traffic gives RwandAir the ability to carry revenue traffic between Nigeria and Cameroon as a part of services that used to be of Nigeria’s airline flights. RwandAir will be picking up and dropping off passengers along the Abuja – Yaoundé route.


According to RwandAir officials, Abuja is already a vibrant trade hub in West Africa. This will increase RwandAir destinations to 23 globally including 20 in Africa. RwandAir route to Abuja will be the second in Nigeria adding to Lagos that was opened in 2012 and to established routes including Douala in Cameroun, Accra in Ghana, Libreville in Gabon and Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Other airlines that operate flight to Gabon include Afric Aviation, Afrijet Business Service and Gabon Airlines. The International Air Traffic Transport Association (IATTA) has projected Rwanda among the top 10 fastest growing world markets for air travel over the next 20 years to be in Africa. The top 10 fastest growing markets are Benin, Central African Republic, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.


29th September 2017

RwandAir to host Africa airlines assembly

RwandAir, has finalised preparations to host the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) this November.

The three-day event from Nov.12 to 14 will be held in the prestigious Kigali Convention Centre in the capital Kigali.

Up to 500 high profile delegates from the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America are expected to attend.

The AFRAA AGA will be attended by Chairmen and CEOs from African airlines, ICAO, IATA, AFCAC, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, air navigation services providers as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, component suppliers, and many other service providers.

The AFRAA Secretary General, Elijah Chingosho, told journalists in Kigali on Sept.18 that the AGA will discuss issues on the development of air transport in Africa in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular.

“The AFRAA AGA is the premier gathering of senior global aviation executives in Africa. Annually, the AGA brings together global aviation leaders and stakeholders to take stock of aviation milestones and plan the future for the development of African aviation,” he said.

The Secretary General was in Kigali on an advance visit to the event.

He met various stakeholders in Rwanda who looked forward to a successful event in November.

“AFRAA and RwandAir teams are dedicated to ensure that delegates will experience yet another memorable AGA this year,” he said.

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is a trade association of airlines from the member states of the African Union (AU) with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Its primary purpose is to foster commercial and technical co-operation among African airlines and to represent their common interests.

Its membership of 37 airlines cuts across the continent and includes all the major intercontinental African operators. The Association members represent over 85% of total international traffic carried by African airlines.

Chance Ndagano, the president of AFRAA who is also the acting CEO of RwandAir, told the journalists that hosting such an event was a great opportunity and he thanked AFRAA for it. He said the event presented an excellent opportunity to strengthen aviation in the country and further promotes the tourism sector.

“RwandAir looks forward to welcome airline top executives and other aviation stakeholders to Remarkable Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills,” he said.

In addition to the provision of an excellent platform for brand visibility through sponsorship, the General Assembly and Summit of AFRAA will present exhibition opportunities for aviation companies to showcase their services, equipment, components, supplies and IT solutions.

Some of the confirmed sponsors include: Accelya & Mercator, Airbus, Amadeus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Nexus, RwandAir and SITA.

RwandAir has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. But from its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, it has built a reputation for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and.

With a fleet of 12 aircraft; including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-three destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

This year, RwandAir started flights to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels. RwandAir introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its new hub in Cotonou and will start operations to Bamako, Conakry and Dakar from the same hub by the beginning of October this year. Later this year, the airline’s ever growing network will spread to Guangzhou and in 2018, RwandAir plans to enter the American market with flights to New York, in the USA.



30th August 2017

RwandAir in new expansion plan

From 30th September 2017, RwandAir will unveil 3 new destinations in West Africa from its new hub in Cotonou, Benin. This follows signing of an agreement between Rwanda and Benin early this month that saw the former’s carrier granted seventh freedom rights. Seventh freedom rights in aviation means that a carrier is allowed to base its operations outside its home base and operate between its seventh freedom base and a third country without returning to its country.


The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint carrier to be owned by both countries but based in Cotonou. RwandAir said in a statement issued on Aug. 21 that it will operate three weekly flights from its new hub in Cotonou to Conakry in Guinea, Bamako in Mali and Dakar in Senegal. This is in addition to the three destinations, Libreville in Gabon, Brazzaville in Congo, and Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire that are set to be served from Cotonou effective Aug. 30. The new Cotonou hub will be synchronized with the existing operations from Kigali allowing seamless connections to the rest of the RwandAir destinations, which are growing fast on the African continent and beyond.


Dakar, Bamako, and Conakry are some of the largest cities in West Africa, and are home to a vast multicultural heritage and rich history with museums and ancient mosques dating back from the time of the great African empires. For instance, some of the attractions include the house of slaves on the island of Gorée in Dakar, the National Museum of Mali, and the Conakry Grand Mosque, which is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. “These latest additions are further proof of our commitment to improve connections on the African continent, and the will to create new opportunities for economic exchange, trade and tourism between countries with the aim of fostering economic development,” said Chance Ndagano, the acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.


With a fleet of 12 aircrafts including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, the RwandAir currently reaches out to 23 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Last May, RwandAir started its second long haul route with flights to London Gatwick, operated by its newly acquired Airbus A330 fleet. Since then it has also commenced non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, with return flights via London. Last year, RwandAir carried more than 650,000 passengers, a number it plans to grow to more than three million in the next five years.


25th August 2017

RwandAir to Open More Routes in West Africa Next Month

RwandAir, the national carrier, will start plying new routes to three West African cities at the end of September, officials have said. The three weekly flights to Conakry in Guinea, Bamako, Mali and Senegalese capital Dakar will be connected via the airline's new hub in Cotonou, Benin, according to Chance Ndagano, the acting chief executive officer of RwandAir.They commence on September 30. The airline already serves three other destinations via Cotonuo, including Libreville in Gabon, Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

RwandAir has been on an expansion drive and has already entered the European market with flights to London (Gatwick) and Brussels that started in May and July, respectively. The new routes will extend RwandAir's network to 26 destinations across three continents. The airline also started flights to Mumbai and Harare this year as part of a strategy to expand its wings across the globe.

"The new Cotonou hub will be synchronised with the existing operations from Kigali allowing seamless connections to the rest of the RwandAir destinations on the African continent and beyond," Ndagano told The New Times yesterday.

The governments of Benin and Rwanda signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint airline based in Cotonou.

Under the deal, RwandAir launched the new hub on August 1 after the country was granted seventh freedom rights by Benin, allowing the airline to operate an international air service from Cotonou to a third country.

Dakar, Bamako, and Conakry are some of the largest cities in West Africa, and are home to a vast multicultural heritage and rich history with museums and ancient mosques dating back from the time of the great African empires, according to officials. Therefore, the destinations present Africa's fastest-growing airline immense business opportunities, and connecting the continent with the rest of the world.

"These latest additions are further proof of our commitment to improve connectivity on the African continent, and the will to create new opportunities for economic exchange, trade and tourism between countries with the aim of fostering economic development," Ndagano noted.


7th August 2017

RwandAir Expands Operations With Benin-Rwanda Agreement

RwandAir has been granted the seventh freedom of the air by the Republic of Benin.

This privilege has allowed the airline to deploy two Boeing 737 aircraft in Cotonou. The operations at RwandAir’s latest hub will commence in the near future.

“The launch of this hub will improve air transport on our continent because Rwandair will be able to reach more countries of West and Central Africa with better connections and more frequencies,” shared Yvonne Manzi Makolo, Deputy Director General for Institutional of RwandAir, of the latest development.

The seventh freedom of the air means that RwandAir, the airline of the Republic of Rwanda, now has the right to operate outside its domestic headquarters. It also allows the airline to transport passengers or cargo without the attached duty of returning to their territory.

Apart from this privilege, both the governments of Rwanda and Berline agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This deal aims to ensure that a common airline between the two nations will be established. The said airline will be based in Cotonou, Benin.

“This will make Benin what we envisage in terms of civil aviation in order to make our platform a sub-regional hub. The airline will come to concretize the second part of our dream, benefiting from the Rwandan experience that will allow Benin to have its airline thus promoting the development of our aviation and tourism,” disclosed His Excellency Hervé Hehomey, Minister Responsible for Transport and Infrastructures of Benin.

His Excellency Aurélien Agbenonci, the minister of foreign affairs of Benin, also shared the same sentiments. He stated, “I am pleased that our Rwandan brothers chose this day of the national holiday to celebrate with us this cooperation which will facilitate the establishment of the Benin – Rwandan airline by the end of the year.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, His Excellency Louise Mushikiwabo, disclosed the government’s appreciation over the agreement and the potential positive effects they envision stemming from it in the future. He said:

“I wish to express on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Rwanda my deep appreciation to the Government of Benin for allowing this bold and serious economic initiative to take place; I am very pleased that the negotiations have resulted in a positive outcome for both countries.”

The joint airline of Rwanda and Benin is expected to handle passenger and freight lines to Conakry, Brazzaville, Dakar, Abidjan, Douala, Bamako, and Libreville. The operations of RwandAir between Kigali and Cotonou will continue as well.



3rd August 2017

RwandAir Opens New Hub in Benin as Rwanda Builds New Airport

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir on Tuesday launched its regional hub in Benin to  effectively serve Western and Central Africa.

RwandAir route to Cotonou-Benin was opened in 2016 connecting Rwanda to West Africa adding to already established routes including; Douala, Accra, Libreville, Abidjan and Lagos.

According to RwandAir officials,Cotonou is already a vibrant trade hub in Western Africa. It is also expected to boost tourism between Rwanda and the region that borders with Atlantic Ocean.

At the launch of Cotonou office, Aurelien Agbenonchi Benin’s Foreign Affairs Minister said the move, “is a result of cooperation agreement signed between Rwanda and Benin last year.


Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Benin officials while inaugurating RwandAir Cotonou office

According to Agbenonchi, part of the agreement stipulates that 51% of the returns from Cotonou flights will go to Benin, while Rwanda will take 49%.

Launching RwandAir hub in Cotonou coincided with Benin’s Independence Day.

“We chose the launch to be on such a memorable day to affirm bilateral cooperation between our countries and the beginning of an achievement that will serve our mutual interests,” Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister said at the launch.

Meanwhile, Benin is a strategic destination for RwandAir. According to the International Air Traffic Transport Association (IATTA), the top 10 fastest growing world markets for air travel over the next 20 years will be in Africa.

The top 10 fastest growing markets are Benin, Central African Republic, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

RwandAir reaches to 23 destinations including 19 in Africa.

Foundation stone for Bugesera airport

As RwandAir expands, country air transport also expands too.

According to Ministry of infrastructure, next week, Rwanda will begin construction of the $818 Million Bugesera International airport but landscaping started a couple of months ago.

In September 2016 Rwandan government signed an agreement with Mota-Engil Africa, a Portuguese based company to develop, do engineering work, procurement, and construction of the airport.

The agreement comprised of construction and operation of the Airport project for a 25-year period with an optional 15 years extension to be executed in four phases.


Initial work at Bugesera airport construction site in October 2016

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by December 2018 with $418 m cost to accommodate 1, 7 million of passengers every year.

The Minister of Infrastructure James Musoni told KT Press on Tuesday“We have reached a phase of laying a foundation stone to officially launch construction works. This event is due next week.”

Upon completion of the $ 414 m first phase, extension works will be undertaken, to upgrade the capacity to 4.5 million passengers annually. The extension will require additional $400 million, bringing the total cost of the project to $ 818 million.

“If all goes well, we will conclude the financial close by December this year,” Musoni said.


14th June 2017

RwandAir to start flights to Brussels Airport 

From 14th July 2017, RwandAir is pleased to announce the commencement of non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, in Belgium next month. All returning flights from Brussels to Kigali will be via London.

With the new 3 flights a week between Brussels and Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, which will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet configured in a triple class cabin and equipped with inflight connectivity, RwandAir offers a differentiated product in terms of passenger comfort and convenience.

Brussels, Belgium’s fascinating capital and the administrative capital of the European Union, is mainly known for centuries of history, renaissance architecture and monuments. The city’s main attractions include the Grand-Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bronzed Manneken-Pis and admirable green spaces such as the “Parc du Cinquantenaire”, Belgian Independence Monument.

“Adding Brussels to our fast growing network, reaffirms our commitment to create new
opportunities for both continents with smooth connections from cities with high demand and will go a long way in boosting trade and tourism”, said Chance Ndagano, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.

The launch of flights to Brussels comes after the airline’s successful entry into the London market last month (May). The new route takes RwandAir’s network to twenty-three (23) destinations.


In April and May 2017, RwandAir started flying to Mumbai in India, Harare in Zimbabwe and London, in the United Kingdom. In the third quarter of 2017, RwandAir plans to spread its wings to Bamako (Mali), Conakry (Guinea) and Dakar (Senegal). Later this year, RwandAir’s ever growing network will spread to Guangzhou (China). In 2018, RwandAir plans to enter the American market with flights to New York, in the United States of America.


28th March 2017

RwandAir to start flights to London Gatwick Airport in May 2017


RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is pleased to announce that it will commence 3 weekly flights to London Gatwick Airport effective 26th May, 2017.

London, one of the world’s leading financial centers becomes RwandAir’s first European and second long haul route. The destination will be served by the newly acquired state of the art Airbus A330 fleet in a triple class configuration with inflight connectivity.

"We are delighted to enable new and seamless connections between London and the whole of our network offering our esteemed customers a differentiated product in terms of comfort, good customer services and affordability", said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.

RwandAir has already announced that flights to Mumbai, India and Harare, Zimbabwe will commence in the first week of April 2017. London, will be RwandAir’s twenty second (22) destination.