Rwandair launches Direct Flights Between London and Kigali


Kigali, 17 October 2022 – RwandAir will launch direct flights between London Heathrow and Kigali
from 6 November 2022.

The African airline has been operating flights to London via Brussels for the past five years, but from
next month, these flights will be replaced with a new non-stop service to cater to demand.

The new direct flights, which are on sale from today, will operate four times a week, an increase
from the airline’s current indirect thrice-weekly operation.

Flights depart Kigali each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 23:35, arriving in London at
06:20 the following morning.

The return flight departs the British capital at 20:30 each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday,
arriving at RwandAir’s home hub at 07:00 the following morning.

Customers traveling to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills, will experience RwandAir’s state-of-the-art
A330, which offers a choice of flying in Business Class or Economy Class.

Yvonne Makolo CEO of RwandAir said: “We are excited to be launching direct flights to London,
which are on sale from today, due to the popularity of our current services.

“The UK is an incredibly important market for us, and we know our customers will value the shorter
flight times and increased connections that will be offered by the new service.

These direct flights will increase access for those looking to see the famous mountain gorillas,
experience Rwanda’s majestic scenery, or go on a safari at Akagera National Park.

The airlines’ convenient schedule also allows for easy connections through Kigali and onto a wealth
of destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

The airline has flown between London and Kigali since May 2017 via an indirect service through
Brussels, having launched flights from London Gatwick on 26 May 2017.

In 2020, after three successful years of operations, the African carrier airline decided to switch
flights to the UK’s busiest airport London Heathrow, helping to improve connections for those
traveling from further afield.

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is renowned for its
excellent on-time performance, customer service, and safety. The airline has for two successive years
been awarded “The best airline staff in Africa”

RwandAir currently serves 28 destinations across East, Central, West, and Southern Africa, the
Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

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Notes to editors:
About RwandAir
Operating from Kigali, RwandAir is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines and operates one of
the youngest state-of-the-art fleets on the African continent. With a reputation for delivering a
premium service to all its customers, RwandAir operates 12 aircraft with an average age of just
under six years. The airline currently offers services to 28 destinations across 22 countries
throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Source: Rwandair