Just few months after increasing the frequency on Kigali to London Heathrow route to 4X weekly, RwandAir has announced a further upgrade.
From October end, the airline will fly daily between Kigali and London Heathrow with the Airbus A330. It has a fleet of 3 Airbus A330 comprising of 2 A330-200 and 1 A330-300.
RwandAir : Kigali to London Heathrow
The airline at first launched London service in 2017. It was operating between London and Kigali through an indirect service via Brussels. It launched flights from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on 26 May, 2017.
In 2020, the airline shifted to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) as an aim to improve connections for those travelling further.
Expansion going on
With the delivery of a 12 years old Airbus A330-200, the airline has introduced flights between Paris and Kigali to make the most out of Summer Holiday traffic.
RwandAir has been benefitted from the strong recovery of tourism. MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions/Events) sector also played a crucial role in the airline’s recovery. Rwanda earned about $62.4 million in 2022 from MICE hosting 104 events.
Qatar Airways closing in
RwandAir and Qatar Airways are all set to join hands. The latter will acquire a stake of 49% in the former. As part of the deal, RwandAir even launched a service between Kigali to Doha using the Boeing 737.
As per financial statements submitted to United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Qatar Airways will invest $28 million in RwandAir.
More about RwandAir
RwandAir is the flag carrier of Rwanda. The carrier has a fleet of 13 aircraft comprising of 3 Airbus A330s, 5 Boeing 737, 2 Bombardier CRJ-900 and 2 De Havilland Canada Dash 8. The carrier operates to 28 destinations in 22 countries across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
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Source : The East African