RwandAir’s first non-stop flight between Kigali and London landed into Heathrow today.
The ambitious African airline has been operating flights to London via Brussels for the past five years, but from today, they have been replaced with a new non-stop direct service to cater for demand.
Customers will be able to fly four times a week departing Heathrow for the Rwandan capital as the WB711 at 20:30 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at 07:00 the following morning.
The returning flight, WB710 departs Kigali each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 23:35, arriving into London at 06:20 the following morning.
Lead-in fares start from just £636 in Economy Class and from £2299 in Business Class (including all taxes and charges) on the airline’s Airbus A330.
Simon Rickman, RwandAir UK Country Manager, said: “We are excited 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 prove very popular with our customers, who will highly value our shorter journey times and increased connections to onward destinations across Africa.”
Ross Baker, Heathrow Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to see RwandAir expand their operations by launching a new non-stop route linking London and Kigali through Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport.
“It is fantastic that demand for travel is increasing again, boosting connectivity for passengers and cargo.”