RwandAir takes off with daily direct flights to Kigali from London

RwandAir A330

RwandAir has begun its daily direct services between London Heathrow, Terminal 4 and Kigali as the airline grows to meet strong demand from the UK market.

The additional direct flights mark a significant increase from the airline’s previous four-time weekly operation.

All flights will be operated by the airline’s modern wide-body A330 aircraft, with flight WB711 departing London at 9.20pm and arriving into Kigali at 7:00am the following morning.

The returning flights, WB710/712 alternates departure times, with the flight departing Kigali every other day, at 1:45am and 11:25pm, landing daily into Heathrow at 7:00am or 9:50am.

Return flights from London to Kigali start from £590.29 in Economy Class and £2,215.29 in Business Class, including all taxes and charges.

Customers travelling on the only direct flights between the two cities are offered a choice of flying in one of up to 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.”