RwandAir starts daily flights between London and Kigali

RwandAir Airbus A330
RwandAir Airbus A330

RwandAir, the national airline of Rwanda, has begun daily flights between Kigali and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) up from its previous four flights per week.

The frequency increase shows the demand for the route which is operated by an Airbus A330.

The daily flight from London to Kigali WB711 departs Heathrow at 21:20arriving in Kigali at 0700 local the following morning.

Kigali to London WB710 & WB712 alternate times between 01:45 and 11:25 arriving into London at 07:00 or 0950 respectively.

Cabin choices on the Rwandair A330 consists of 30 fully lie-flat Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration or their spacious Economy Class with up to 244 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said: “We have seen impressive growth in our north-south traffic, especially with our London Heathrow route. We are incredibly proud that our long-held plan for daily flights are finally underway”

“London has always been a special city for RwandAir, as our first European destination, following our inaugural flight to Gatwick in 2017. 

“These direct daily flights are a testament to the growing demand from customers both in the UK and Africa, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to our beautiful land of a thousand hills.”

Visitors travelling on British passports do not need a visa to visit Rwanda offering a chance to experience the countries range of wildlife and scenery.

RwandAir also offers a very generous baggage allowance with customers flying in Economy Class able to check-in two bags of 23kg each, while those flying in Business Class can check-in up to three bags of 23kg each. 

(all times are local).

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1 Comment

  1. As much as it’s lower cost and great leg room and wide seats. Rwanda Air are very unpredictable.
    Thry changed my return date by 26 hrs and made a significant change to my whole journey plans tgat are impacting on my health as lm physically disabled.

    I wrote to them couple of times complaining and asking for compensation to cover x2 accommodation, food, care, drinks etc and it went onto deaf ears.

    They do not respond and they don’t care about how their changes affect passengers. I argue passengers to think twice before they book RwandaAir. If you have business plans that are well calculated and with definite dates, please do not fly Rwandair. I’m very impacted and all my medical dates and other important appointments have been affected

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