Free Baggage / carry-on Baggage / Charges

Cabin Baggage

General

Cabin baggage is baggage that is not checked-in to the hold of the aircraft, but is kept in the cabin under the passenger’s custody. It is carried free of charge if falling within the free allowance. The passenger shall store the cabin baggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of him/her

Cabin Baggage Policy

Each Passenger is restricted to one bag 22x15x8 inches [55x38x20 cm] not weighing more than 21 lbs [10kgs] to all destinations with the exception of Johannesburg where the authority restricts this to 15lbs [7kgs].

The above weight and size limitations shall be verified and confirmed by use of the WB baggage moulds/ sizers at check in areas. All baggage exceeding the unchecked baggage limits shall be checked-in.

The following items may be carried free of charge by all passengers except infants;

A reasonable amount of reading material

A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependent on them
When a baby carrycot is carried, lightweight articles such as bedding, diapers, feeding bottles and sufficient food for the journey may be carried free provided the total weight does not exceed 12 kilograms

Checked Baggage

RwandAir provides extra baggage carriage-services for its clients who travel on the airline’s network. The carriage services come at a cost which varies from destination to destination, region to region, and/or destination to region, or vice versa as well as the type of aircraft being used. The excess baggage policy will serve as the basis for rates applicable in each region to the entire network.
This policy follows the standard checked-in baggage allowance; that is to say 2 pieces of 23 Kgs each in economy class and 2 pieces of 32Kgs each in business class.

1. EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGES

I. EAST AFRICA

FROM EAST AFRICA

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

MIDDLE EAST

EUROPE

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

PIECE Based

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 115 (Y) and USD 160 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 115 (Y) and USD 160 (C)

Kg Based*

$3

NA

N/A

$4

$3

$4

N/A

II. SOUTHERN AFRICA

 

FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

MIDDLE EAST

EUROPE

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

PIECE Based

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

Kg Based*

$4

N/A

N/A

$5

$4

$3

N/A

III. MIDDLE EAST

FROM MIDDLE EAST

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

EUROPE

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

PIECE Based

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128(C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

Kg Based*

$4

N/A

$4

$4

$4

N/A

IV. WEST AFRICA

FROM West Africa

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

EUROPE

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

MIDDLE EAST

PIECE Based

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 92 (C)

USD 145 (Y) and USD 195 (C)

USD 128 (Y) and USD 165 (C)

Kg Based*

$4

N/A

$4

$4

$5

N/A

N/A

V. CENTRAL AFRICA

FROM Central Africa

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

EUROPE

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

MIDDLE EAST

PIECE Based

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 46 (Y) and USD 64 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 128 (Y) and USD 165 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

Kg Based*

$3

N/A

$3

$5

$3

N/A

N/A

VI. EUROPE

FROM EUROPE

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

MIDDLE EAST

PIECE Based

USD 115 (Y) and USD 160 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

Kg Based*

N/A

N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

VII. ASIA

 

FROM ASIA

 

Concept

EAST AFRICA

WEST AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

ASIA

MIDDLE EAST

EUROPE

PIECE Based

USD 115 (Y) and USD 160 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 92 (Y) and USD 128 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

USD 69 (Y) and USD 96 (C)

Kg Based*

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

VIII. DOMESTIC

KIGALI to Kamembe & vice versa

 

Concept

KME

PIECE Based

USD 23 (Y) and USD 32 (C)

Kg Based*

USD $1 (Y) and $ 1(C)

IX. Exceptions

Piece/Bag

Within EAST AFRICA

Intra-Africa ( except EAST AFRICA ) & vice versa

Africa to MIDDLE EAST & vice versa

Africa to ASIA & vice versa

EAST AFRICA to MIDDLE EAST & vice versa

Africa to EUROPE & vice versa

Approved bag exceeding 32kgs and/or more than 203 CM (See illustration in Annex 1) but not exceeding 50 kgs (prior consent from WB operations e.g. large sport equipment, musical instrument above the standard free baggage allowance.

USD 140 

USD 200

USD 250

USD 250

USD 250

USD 300

NOTE: The Piece rate and Kg rate cannot be combined.

KEY:

Standard dimensions accepted by RwandAir for checked in baggage are (135*13*10) =158cm

See Annex 1 for examples

ANNEX 1