RwandAir launches second Nigerian service

Rwandair Abuja

RwandAir commenced flights between Kigali and Abuja on 27 April, a route that the carrier will operate four times weekly using its fleet of 737-800s. The carrier already serves Lagos in Nigeria with a daily service.

  • RwandAir, which already operates between Kigali (KGL) and Lagos, has now added Abuja (ABV), the capital of Nigeria, to its network. Launched 27 April, the African carrier will offer four weekly flights on the 2,812-kilometre sector, an airport pair which the airline will serve utilising its fleet of 737-800s based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. The service then continues onto Accra, before landing back in Abuja to operate the return service to Kigali. Presently RwandAir is the only airline offering non-stop flights between Rwanda and Nigeria, and will now offer 10 weekly flights in total to/from both nations this summer. Based on OAG Traffic Analyser data, there were roughly 1,600 passengers which travelled indirectly between Kigali and Abuja in 2017, however the carrier will also be hoping to capture connecting traffic onto its routes into eastern and southern Africa.  See how Abuja’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 

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