RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choice. The Rwandan flag-carrier will launch non-stop flights between Kigali and Doha in December.
RwandAir is continuing its recovery from the pandemic by adding additional routes to Lubumbashi and Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from September.
RwandAir has become the first African airline to vaccinate all staff against Covid-19, as it seeks to position itself as one of the safest on the continent.
RwandAir will resume flights to and from London and Brussels to Kigali from October 3rd as it reinstates its passenger network following the Covid-19 pandemic.
RwandAir will resume commercial passenger services from August 1st. Flights will restart with select African routes where travel restrictions have been eased and borders have reopened.
Following instructions from the Rwandan ministry of health, RwandAir will temporarily suspend its commercial passenger flights until April 20th. All change fees will be waived, giving customers more flexibility to delay their travel.
The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demonstrates our continuing commitment to expanding Rwandair to new markets overseas.”
RwandAir is to increase flights between London Gatwick and Kigali for travel over the Christmas and New Year period due to extra demand from travellers seeking to experience the beauty of Rwanda.
Considered the godfather of the African aviation market for his role at Ethiopian Airlines, Ato Girma Wake is now seeking to repeat the trick as chairman of RwandAir. He here speaks to Breaking Travel News during AviaDev in Kigali to reveal all.