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.
A statement announcing the move reads that 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.
Commenting on the development; Yvonne Makolo, the 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 are expected to 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 26th 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.