Rwanda National Carrier, RwandaAir, has launched inaugural direct flights from Kigali to London, Heathrow airport.
On Monday morning, passengers safely arrived at the Heathrow airport.
Flights from London have been operating via Brussels for the last five years.
The new direct flights which are on sale will operate four times a week, an increase from the airline’s current indirect thrice weekly operations.
According to the company’ s statement, the flights will depart Kigali each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 23:35 arriving in London at 06:20 the following morning.
“Customers travelling 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,” the statement added.
“We are excited to be launching direct flights to London, which are on sale from today, due to the popularity of 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,” Yvonne Makolo, the CEO of RwandaAir commented on the inaugural flight.
“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 travelling from further afield,” the statement added.
RwandaAir currently serves 28 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and Asia.