RwandAir has announced that it will commence direct flights to Tel Aviv, Israel’s economic and technology center, from its Kigali hub starting from June 25, 2019.
RwandAir will seamlessly connect tourists and business travelers between Tel Aviv and its network three times a week via its Kigali hub, a statement issued Tuesday evening said.
This new route, the carrier said, will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG offering 16 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class.
Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir’s CEO, said in the statement that, “adding Tel Aviv to our network is part of our long term plan to link Rwanda to the rest of the world. Tel Aviv is one of the world’s leading tech hubs and we look forward to flying business travelers as well as pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, to and from our network on this new route.”
“It will also be a great opportunity to ease travel and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries” she said.
Tickets are now available for sale through RwandAir website, sales offices and travel agencies.
Tel Aviv will be the 29 th destination of RwandAir and its second destination in the Middle East after Dubai.
RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. RwandAir is an IATA member airline and has been IOSA, ISAGO and EASA certified.
With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-seven (27) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Previously, RwandAir started flights from Kigali to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels as well as Dakar from its second hub in Cotonou.
RwandAir also introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its Cotonou hub. In April, 2018 RwandAir started flights to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town has joined its network effective 16th May, 2018.
On the 17th April 2019, RwandAir launched flights to Kinshasa.
Addis Ababa and Luanda will be added to its expanding network this year in addition to Guangzhou which will start June 18, 2019.
RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York.