Rwandair Marks First Anniversary of Paris-Kigali Services

A Rwandair flight from Kigali is disembarked in Paris.
Photo Credit: Rwandair

RwandAir is marking a significant milestone this month – the first anniversary of its direct flights between Paris and Kigali.

Originally launched on 27 June 2023, this route has transformed travel possibilities, offering a vital bridge between Africa and Europe.

Operating three times a week, the flights cater to the increasing demand for seamless connections.

Passengers can leverage RwandAir’s extensive network to reach various destinations within East, West, Central, and Southern Africa. Kigali acts as a convenient gateway, simplifying multi-leg journeys across the continent.

Paris-Kigali One Year Milestone

Over the past year, RwandAir has successfully completed over 150 flights on this route. This accomplishment reflects the growing interest from European travelers seeking convenient access to Rwanda and beyond.

As excitement builds towards the 2024 Summer Olympics, RwandAir is proud to extend its services to some of the participating athletes traveling to Paris.

Passengers from Paris disembark Rwandair flight in Kigali.

RwandAir stands out as the sole provider of direct flights between Paris and Kigali. Additionally, the airline offers stopover options on select connecting flights via Kigali.

This unique service allows passengers to discover the beauty of Rwanda before reaching their final destinations.

Deogratias Higiro, RwandAir Country Manager for Paris, expressed his pride in this achievement: “We celebrate this milestone and the remarkable success of our direct Paris-Kigali flights.”

“This route has been instrumental in strengthening our global network and solidifying our commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences.”

“The increasing demand from the French market signifies the strong bonds and shared interests between Rwanda and France.”

“Our direct flights have not only enhanced convenience for our valued customers but also serve as a bridge to foster tourism, business exchanges, and cultural ties between both nations.”

Flight Scheduling

For those seeking a comfortable journey, RwandAir offers convenient flight schedules. Flight WB701 departs Paris every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9:30 PM. It arrives in Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital, at 6:00 AM local time the next day.

The return flight, WB700, takes off from Kigali on the same days at 12:50 AM and lands at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport by 9:30 AM.

Generous baggage allowances further enhance the travel experience. Economy Class passengers are entitled to check in two 23kg bags, while Business Class passengers can check in up to three 23kg bags each.

Officials in Paris welcome Rwandair flight from Kigali.

About Rwandair

RwandAir is the national airline of Rwanda. Founded in 2002, it operates domestic and international services to over 25 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Their main hub is Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali, Rwanda.

A RwandAir Boeing 737 aircraft parked.
Photo Credit: RwandAir.

As one of the fastest-growing airlines in Africa, it operates a young fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft. Customers are supported by services including online booking, mobile app, and flexible ticketing options.

  • Destinations: The national carrier flies to over 25 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Some of their popular destinations include Johannesburg, South Africa; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Mumbai, India.
  • Fleet: RwandAir has a young fleet of state-of-the-art aircrafts, including Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q-400 NextGen.

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