Compared to its global counterparts, Rwanda’s national carrier is still a spring chicken, tracing its roots back to December 2002, when it was officially launched under the name RwandAir Express. A couple of years later a new trademark was registered, dubbing it the easy to remember, RwandAir.
RwandAir aims to connect Rwanda with the world and vice versa, all the while providing unsurpassed, safe and reliable services. Operating from Kigali, RwandAir prides itself in being one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa with one of the youngest fleets Their network currently covers a variety of cities throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, as well as the Middle East.
Book RwandAir flights to Kigali, Johannesburg, Lagos and other exciting places!
Popular cheap flight routes with Rwandair Express are from Lagos to Johannesburg, Abuja to Johannesburg, Abuja to Dubai and from Lagos to Kaduna.
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Rwanda Airline History
Founded in late 2002, Rwandair (www.rwandair.com) is the flag carrier airline of Rwanda. The airline operates regular scheduled flights to 18 destinations across Africa and the Middle East. Headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda, the airline is 99% owned by the Government of Rwanda. The airline recorded financial losses between 2010 and 2015, with detailed financial reporting not being made available during this period.
The airline was recently nominated for an award in the Best Airline category of the Uganda Tourism Excellence Awards, and also signed a partnership deal with EU firm Wirecard to enable passengers to book flights and pay online.
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Rwanda Air Destinations
Rwandair operates regular scheduled passenger flights to Lagos, Benin’s Cotonou, Bukumbura in Burundi, Brazzavile in the Republic of the Congo, Libreville in Gabo, Accra in Ghana, Abija in the Ivory Coast, Mombasa and Nairobi in Kenya, as well as Johannesburg in South Africa, to name but a few international flight destinations. The airline has also announced plans to start offering direct flights from Kigali to Mumbai in India as of April 2017.
The airline also announced the introduction of flights from Lagos to Harare in Zimbabwe, to commence during the beginning of the second quarter of 2017.
RwandAir operates from its hub at Kigali International Airport, flying to a variety of major African cities including Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Brazzaville, Lusaka and Mombasa. It also flies to Europe (London and Brussels) and Asia (Mumbai).
RwandAir now offers four flights a week between Abuja and Kigali.
Top destinations for RwandAir:
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Nairobi, Kenya
- Kigali, Rwanda
- Libreville, Gabon
- Bujumbura, Burundi
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- London, Gatwick
- Brussels, Belgium
- Dubai, UAE
- Mumbai, India
Rwanda Air Fleet
By the beginning of 2017, the airline boasted a fleet of 9 aircraft, including models such as the Airbus A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-8 aircraft. There are, however, plans afoot to expand the fleet through the addition of more Airbus models, with the airline taking delivery of its second Airbus A330-300 during late 2017.
Rwanda Air Online Check In
Passengers are encouraged to use the RwandAir online check-in service and save time at the airport. Online check-in is made available between 24 hours to 3 hours before your flight departure time and is available for flights departing from Kigali, Kamembe, Burundi, Uganda, Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Dubai, Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
All passengers, both adults and children, must be in possession of valid identification documents, their passports, as well as any visas required if travelling internationally. If you are unable to produce identification and any other documents required, you will not be allowed to board the flight.
Rwanda Air Baggage Allowance
The checked baggage allowance for RwandAir flights is one bag not weighing more than 30kg. For more information on the airlines checked and carry on luggage policy, click here.
Business Class: 2 pieces at 32kg each
Economy Class: 2 pieces at 23 kg each
Each passenger is allowed one piece of hand luggage not weighing more than 7kg.
Rwanda Airlines On-Board
Cabin classes available in RwandAir fleet are as follows:
You can use online platforms to find out more about booking your flight through Rwandair. Manage booking, compare flight prices and check in online when you visit the Rwandair website. Your Rwandair online booking can also be done using our website, by simply selecting the find flight tab at the top of the screen, specifying the number of passengers, the point of departure, destination and date of travel.
The airline offers economy class, business class and first class. Like any airline, Rwandair prices vary from day to day and according to the class of ticket you are buying.
Rwandair online booking
Making a Rwandair booking is quick, easy and secure with flightscanner.com.ng. To make a Rwandair booking, use the flight search tool at the top of this page to find your perfect Rwandair flights. Remember, we search for flight tickets with all the leading airlines, not just Rwandair. We want to make sure you get the best flight ticket deal.
Flying Rwandair, Lagos to Kigali
There is one domestic flight that operates from Lagos to Kigali per day – Rwandair WB203. Flight time is roughly 5 hours 30 minutes. You could be flying Rwandair, Lagos to Kigali with just a few clicks of your mouse. Book now, using the flight booking tool at the top of this page.
Rwanda Airline From Lagos to Dubai
Rwandair offers competitive prices for flights from Lagos to Dubai. There is one flight per day, that has a 2-3 hour layover at Kigali airport. The total duration of the journey is about 17 hours.
Rwandair ticket prices
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Air Rwanda Live online flight tracker
To track the status and flight progress of any Rwandair international flight, click here.
As of February 2017, the airline is enjoying codesharing agreements with South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines as well as Brussels Airlines.
Booking your own Rwanda Air flights online
Instantly compare and book your own flights and save using the above flight booking form, or to contact the airline directly, visit www.rwandair.com – NOT www.rwandaair.com or rwandair.com.ng.
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Rwanda Air Nigeria contact details
You can contact RwandAir in Nigeria using the following details:
Address: Waterfront Plaza, 270 Ozumba Mbadiwe Street,
Phone: +234 07010001530 / 31 / 32
For more information, visit the official RwandAir (NOT Rwanda Air) website at www.rwandair.com.
Sheraton Abuja Hotel Tower 3 Sheraton Building, 1 Ladi Kwali Way, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel: 09077778620 / 09077770712
Waterfront Plaza, 270 Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island
Tel: (234) 07010001530 / 31 / 32
CTO: Mon – Fri 08:30AM – 5PM | Sat 09AM – 1PM
Suite 3B, Gatwick House, Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9ST
Telephone: +44 (0)1293 874 922
Fax: +44 (0) 1293 874096
International Life Mezzanine 1, Mama Ngina Street
Tel: +254 20 222 0918 | +254 718 402 599 | +254 733 151 386 | +254 790 926 722
Operations: +254 729 906 111
Sales: +254 725 706 807 | +254 731 300 251
Rwandair Head Office
Kigali International Airport
Main Building (top floor), P.O. Box 7275, Kigali
Tel. +250 788 177 000 |