RwandAir’s Daily Direct Kigali-London Heathrow Flights

RwandAir's Daily Direct Kigali-London Heathrow Flights
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RwandAir, the African airline, is expanding its European network and meeting the extra demand for UK flights by launching daily direct services between London Heathrow and Kigali this winter.

The Direct Daily Kigali-London Heathrow Flights with RwandAir…

RwandAir's Daily Direct Kigali-London Heathrow Flights
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The new service will operate daily, starting from 29 October 2023. This is a significant increase from the airline’s current four-weekly operation.

Flights will depart London Heathrow at 8:30 pm each evening and arrive in Kigali at 7:00 am the following morning. The return flight will depart Kigali at 11:35 pm and arrive in London at 6:20 am the following morning.

Customers will have the choice of flying in one of up to 30 fully lie-flat Business Class seats or in the spacious Economy Class cabin, which has up to 244 seats.

Return flights from London to Kigali start from £587 in Economy Class and £2,199 in Business Class, including all taxes and charges.

CEO: London is an Incredibly Important Market…

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Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said: “London is an incredibly important market for RwandAir, so we are incredibly excited to be adding direct daily flights from our home in Kigali to London Heathrow.


“Having first launched flights to the British capital in 2017, we have continued to build our presence following strong demand from customers here in the UK and Africa.

“We know these new daily direct flights will offer customers the convenience and connectivity which they have long asked for, and look forward to welcoming more visitors to Rwanda.”

The new flights will increase access for those looking to see mountain gorillas, experience Rwanda’s majestic scenery, or go on a safari in Akagera National Park.

Plenty to Offer…

The airline’s convenient schedule also allows for easy connections through Kigali and onto a wealth of destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

This news comes hot on the heels of RwandAir’s inaugural flights from Kigali to Paris CDG, its third European destination, which took off late last month.

This winter, the airline will now offer seven weekly flights to London, three weekly flights to Paris, and three weekly flights to Brussels.

Customers flying with RwandAir can enjoy complimentary inflight dining, free drinks, and great inflight entertainment on seat-back video screens.

Overall, this is strong news for the African tourism market as London gets further connected to the continent.

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