Kigali, 28th March 2017 - RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is pleased to announce that it will commence three weekly flights to London Gatwick International Airport, in the United Kingdom effective 26th May, 2017.
London, one of the world’s leading financial centers becomes RwandAir’s first European and second long haul route. The destination will be served by the newly acquired state of the art Airbus A330 fleet in a triple class configuration with inflight connectivity.
"We are delighted to enable new and seamless connections between London and the whole of our network offering our esteemed customers a differentiated product in terms of comfort, good customer services and affordability", said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.
RwandAir has already announced that flights to Mumbai, India and Harare, Zimbabwe will commence in the first week of April 2017. London, will be RwandAir’s twenty second (22) destinations.
From Kigali as its hub at the heart of Africa, RwandAir, well reputed for excellent on time performance, is one of the safest airlines and operates one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. With eleven aircraft, the young airline currently reaches out to nineteen cities in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and in the Middle East.
In 2016, RwandAir started operations to Cotonou and Abidjan, received its first two wide-body brand new Airbus A330s, East Africa’s first triple class configuration, and its third Boeing 737-800NG. All equipped with inflight connectivity. It also renewed its IOSA certification and has been ISAGO and EASA certified. In 2017, it plans to acquire its fourth Boeing 737-800NG and also to expand its wings to Guangzhou in China, Bamako in Mali, Conakry in Guinea, Lilongwe in Malawi and New York in the U.S.A. RwandAir is an IATA member airline.