#RwandAir sets date for return to Brussels


(Posted 19th September 2020)

RwandAir will resume flights to and from London and Brussels to Kigali from October 3, 2020, as it continues to relaunch its passenger network.

The resumption of European services will also see the carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick to the UK’s main hub Heathrow, with commercial flights to Kigali benefiting from a vastly improved connectivity.

The inaugural RwandAir service from Kigali to Brussels and London Heathrow will depart on
October 03rd at 1:00 AM local time and operate using an A330 aircraft in a three class configuration.
Flights will initially resume on a twice-weekly basis, before increasing to three-times-weekly
from October 25th, reconnecting the UK with Rwanda for passenger and critical cargo
Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: “Now travel bans and restrictions are being
relaxed, we can once again resume flying to and from London and Brussels, and look forward
to welcoming customers flying from Europe back to RwandAir. We have been operating cargo and repatriation flights from London Heathrow during the pandemic and we are now delighted to operate scheduled passenger flights for the first time into and out of one of Europe’s premier airports.
The move will significantly benefit customers flying into Heathrow from other UK cities who
then wish to fly on seamlessly to Rwanda and other parts of Africa. It has never been easier to
reach Kigali or cities such as Nairobi, Lusaka and Harare for passengers travelling from London.”

From March 20th through to July 31st, RwandAir suspended all flights to and from Rwanda, with the exception of cargo flights to China, to carry critical medical supplies to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Since August 01st has the airline gradually resumed commercial flights across its network,
including select African routes, as well as some long-haul destinations such as Dubai.
RwandAir has been working to prepare for the return of its customers from around the
world, and has published a Five-Step Health & Safety Guide to ensure a clean and secure
welcome back on board.

As it ramps up its passenger operations, RwandAir will continue to keep its schedules under
constant review, so it can respond quickly and responsibly to customer demand – as well as the
changing COVID-19 situation for travel.

For more information about RwandAir, please visit rwandair.com.

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