The Rwandan flag carrier is poised to replace its previous indirect routing to the UK capital shortly.
RwandAir is set to launch direct services to London – a move, the airline says, will “cater to increased customer demand”.
The flight schedule would see it operate between Kigali – the Rwandan capital – and London/Heathrow using Airbus A330ceos on a four-times-weekly basis (departing Africa on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) from November 6 onwards.
Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, commented: “We are excited to be launching direct flights to London, which are on sale from today [October 18], due to the popularity of our current services.
“The UK is an incredibly important market for us, and we know our customers will value the shorter flight times and increased connections that will be offered by the new service.”
According to the flag carrier, its flight schedule will allow customers to transit through Rwanda – which is known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ – to onward destinations across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
RwandAir – which currently serves 28 destinations – launched links to the British capital in May 2017, initially to London/Gatwick. However, it switched to neighbouring Heathrow in 2020 in a bid to improve passenger connectivity.