RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence three weekly flights between Kigali and London Gatwick effective 26th May 2017.
Connecting Rwanda with one of the world’s leading financial centres is the latest development in the sprightly growth of Africa’s emerging airline. London becomes RwandAir’s first European route and 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 recently announced new routes including Mumbai and Harare, which will commence in the first week of April 2017.
From Kigali as its hub at the heart of Africa, RwandAir, operates one of the youngest fleets on the African continent. With eleven aircraft, the young airline currently reaches out to nineteen cities in Africa and the Middle East.
In 2016, RwandAir started operations to Cotonou and Abidjan, received its first two brand new wide-body Airbus A330s, and its third Boeing 737-800NG. All aircraft are equipped with in-flight connectivity. In 2017, it plans to acquire its fourth Boeing 737-800NG as it looks to expand its operations to Guangzhou in China, Bamako in Mali, Conakry in Guinea, Lilongwe in Malawi and New York in the U.S.A.