RwandAir has announced that it will launch flights between Kigali and Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) effective April17, 2019.
RwandAir will operate three weekly direct flights from Kigali hub to N’Djili International Airport, the largest of the four international airports in DRC.
The new route will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays by a Boeing 737-800NG, offering 15 seats in Business Class and 136 seats in Economy Class.
Tickets are now available for sale through RwandAir website, sales offices and travel agencies.
Passengers from Kinshasa will be able to connect to East Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
In May 2019, RwandAir plans to operate three additional night flights a week to Kinshasa with a CRJ-900NextGen, offering seven seats in Business Class and 68 in Economy Class to serve passengers connecting to the rest of the continent and Europe.
“We are very proud to add Kinshasa to our network and to offer both passenger and cargo services,” said Yvonne Makolo, the chief executive officer of RwandAir.
“This new route will support our growth and increase our footprint in Africa. We also believe the addition of Kinshasa will boost business and strengthen commercial ties between the two countries.”
Kinshasa is the third-largest urban area in Africa after Lagos and Cairo. It hosts the country’s major industrial and commercial companies.
Top tourist attractions include Lola ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos, the National Museum of Kinshasa, Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Kinshasa will be the 23rd RwandAir destination in Africa extending RwandAir’s network across the globe to 27 destinations.
From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent.
With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330, the airline currently reaches out 26 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
The airline is set to add Luanda, Tel Aviv, Addis Ababa and Guangzhou to its expanding network this year. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York.