RwandAir is all set to launch daily direct services between London’s Heathrow and Kigali this winter, as it continues to expand its European network and cater to the increasing demand for UK flights.
The African airline, which has been operating from London since 2017, will enhance capacity on its London Heathrow route starting from October 29, 2023, with the introduction of a new daily service.
The new direct flights, which are now available for booking, will operate daily, marking a significant increase from the airline’s current four-weekly operation.
Flight WB711 will depart from the British capital at 8:30 pm each evening, arriving at RwandAir’s home hub at 7:00 am.
Returning flights WB710 will depart from Kigali each evening at 11:35 pm, arriving in London at 6:20 am the following morning.
Passengers travelling to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ will experience RwandAir’s Airbus A330, offering a choice of flying in one of up to 30 fully lie-flat ‘business class’ seats or their spacious ‘economy class’ with 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.
RwandAir CEO, Yvonne Makolo expressed excitement about the new development, stating, “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”.
These new flights will increase access for travellers eager to see mountain gorillas, experience Rwanda’s majestic scenery, or embark on a safari in Akagera National Park.
The airline’s convenient schedule also allows for easy connections through Kigali to a plethora of destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
RwandAir has been operating flights between London and Kigali since May 2017 through an indirect service via Brussels, before switching to London Heathrow in 2020 and eventually making flights direct in late 2022.
This announcement comes shortly after RwandAir’s inaugural flights from Kigali to Paris CDG, its third European destination, which commenced late last month.
This winter, the airline will offer seven weekly flights to London, three weekly flights to Paris and three weekly flights to Brussels.
Customers flying with RwandAir can indulge in complimentary inflight dining, free drinks and great inflight entertainment on seat-back video screens.
RwandAir also offers a generous baggage allowance, with customers flying in Economy Class permitted to check in two bags of 23kg each, while those flying in Business Class can check in up to three bags of 23kg each.
For more information about RwandAir and to book flights, please visit rwandair.com.