The first non-stop connection from Kigali to London Heathrow will be flown with RwandAir

RwandAir’s first non-stop flight between Kigali and London landed at Heathrow today. The ambitious African airline has been offering flights to London via Brussels for the past five years, but this has been replaced by a new non-stop direct service from today to meet demand.

Customers can fly four times a week from Heathrow to the Rwandan capital every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as WB711 at 20:30, arriving at 07:00 the next morning.

Return flight WB710 departs Kigali every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 23:35 and arrives in London at 06:20 the next morning.

Lead-in fares start from just £636 Economy Class and £2299 Business Class (including all taxes and charges) for the airline’s Airbus A330.

RwandAir UK Country Manager Simon Rickman said: “We are delighted that our first non-stop flight has landed at London Heathrow today.

The UK is an incredibly important market for RwandAir as we know these new non-stop services will be very popular with our customers, who will appreciate our reduced travel times and increased connections to onward destinations across Africa.”

Ross Baker, Heathrow’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted that RwandAir is expanding its operations by launching a new non-stop route connecting London and Kigali via Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport.

It’s fantastic that demand for travel is picking up again, improving connectivity for passengers and cargo.”

The new flights improve access for the airline’s premium leisure customers who want to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s world-famous mountain gorillas, go on safari in Akagera National Park and experience Rwanda’s majestic landscapes in the “Land of a Thousand Hills”.

The airlines’ convenient flight schedule also allows for quick and easy connections via Kigali and to a plethora of destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

RwandAir is known for providing a first class service to all of its customers and offers complimentary inflight dining, a wide range of inflight entertainment and a generous baggage allowance of two bags of 23kg each in Economy Class and three bags of 23kg each in Economy Class business class

The airline has been flying between London and Kigali since May 2017 via an indirect service via Brussels, having launched flights from London Gatwick on May 26, 2017.

In 2020, after three successful years, the African airline switched flights to Heathrow, helping to improve connections for travellers.

From its hub in the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is known for its excellent punctuality, customer service and security.

RwandAir has one of the youngest fleets on the African continent with twelve aircraft, including two Airbus A330 wide-bodied aircraft.

RwandAir currently serves 28 destinations in East, Central, West and South Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

London, United Kingdom, November 7, 2022

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