London Gatwick celebrates arrival of first RwandAir flight

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 31, 2017 15:54

London Gatwick celebrates arrival of first RwandAir flight

London Gatwick welcomed the touchdown of the first direct flight between Rwanda and the UK on Friday 26th May.

The arrival of the aircraft was attended by the UK High Commissioner of Rwanda, H.E. Yamina Karitanyi; the Deputy CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Makolo; and Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport.

The route is served by a new Airbus A330-200 offering travellers Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class travel. Flights depart London Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a flight time of just 8 hours 40 minutes.

Yvonne Makolo, Deputy CEO of RwandAir, said: “We are very proud to launch this important direct flight between the UK and Rwanda. British travellers are among the top five nationalities to visit Rwanda and this service will allow even easier access to the many natural wonders and unique experiences available throughout our beautiful country. This new route will also improve already strong trade links between the UK and Rwanda creating new long-lasting business opportunities.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 31, 2017 15:54