RwandAir lands in London with non-stop flights

RwandAir’s Kigali to London Gatwick

Rwandair launches Kigali to London Gatwick service

Celebrating the launch of London services on 26 May are: High Commissioner of Rwanda, H.E Yamina Karitanyi; Yvonne Makolo, Deputy CEO, RwandAir; and Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport. This colourful cake was created to commemorate the start of three times weekly service from Kigali.

  • RwandAir has launched its first service to Europe this week when it began three times weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) from Kigali (KGL) to London Gatwick (LGW). The A330-200 service began on 26 May and faces no direct competition on the 6,560-kilometre route. The only other airline linking Kigali to Europe is Brussels Airlines which operates a six times weekly service from Brussels. Yvonne Makolo, Deputy CEO of RwandAir, said: “We are very proud to launch this important direct flight between the UK and Rwanda. British travellers are among the top five nationalities to visit Rwanda and this service will allow even easier access to the many natural wonders and unique experiences available throughout our beautiful country. This new route will also improve already strong trade links between the UK and Rwanda creating new long-lasting business opportunities.” Until now the airline’s longest route was from Kigali to Mumbai, at 5,217 kilometres.

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  1. Ian says:

    You forget KLM’s daily flight to Kigali from Amsterdam

    • Although KLM operates non-stop from AMS to KGL, the return service from Kigali to Amsterdam stops in Entebbe, which is why it wasn’t included in the analysis of non-stop flights.

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