Our Origin

We began operations on 1st December 2002 as the new national carrier under the name Rwandair Express (passenger Air transportation as the core activity) for Rwanda with a concession to carry out airport ground handling (ancillary activity) at Kigali International Airport, Kanombe. In March 2009, we registered a new trademark “RwandAir” which is our current operating name.

Operating from Kigali as our hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest and state of the art fleet on the African continent which comprises of two Boeing 737-800NG, two Boeing 737-700NG, two CRJ900NG, two Bombardier Q-400NextGen all in dual class configuration and expecting the delivery of two brand new triple class Airbus A330s in September 2016.

The airline, which is also well reputed for an excellent on time performance, reaches out to seventeen cities in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.

In May 2015, RwandAir joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) as a member airline, only five months after being IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified. The airline’s commitment to operate with international industry safety standards at the highest level is observed in its current pursue of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) expected to be completed by June 2016.

"Our values commit us to continuously
pursue excellence in everything we do. We know that
our staff remain our most valuable asset and we
remain focused on creation of a culture of
transparency, integrity and teamwork."