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RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, currently flies to over 30 destinations in Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. With Kigali International Airport (KGL) as its hub, the airline is one of the fastest-growing airlines and has one of the youngest, state of the art fleets in all of Africa.

The airline has a mission to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world.

One of RwandAir's key services flies three times a week from London Gatwick (LGW) to Kigali (KGL) and beyond. When flying from London to Rwanda the airline offers an Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class service. Connections to other destinations on RwandAir, from Rwanda, include neighbouring countries such as Uganda or further afield to Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa or Dubai.

2021 Update: The airline suspended a number of routes as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Despite still not operating to full pre-COVID capacity, many of these routes have now relaunched.

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RwandAir flies to a number of destinations, with many connections from Rwanda:

Destinos Nacionales

Domestically, the airline flies to/from Cyangugu and Kigali, in Rwanda.

CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Cyangugu Kamembe Airport KME
Kigali Aeropuerto Internacional de Kigali KGL

Destinos Internacionales

The airline operates international flights to countries including: Belgium, Benin, Israel, India, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, the UAE, South Africa and Nigeria, among other countries in Africa and Europe.

The following is a list of pre-Covid international destinations. Some routes were suspended during the pandemic, and are in the process of being resumed. You can use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching to flights to see what airlines are available.

País CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Bélgica Bruselas Brussels Airport BRU
Benín Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport COO
Burundi Bujumbura Bujumbura International Airport BJM
Camerún Douala Douala International Airport DLA
China Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport PODER
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa N'djili Airport FIH
Gabon Libreville Libreville International Airport LBV
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport ACC
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport BOM
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV
Costa de Marfil Abiyán Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport ABJ
Kenya Mombasa Moi International Airport MBA
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport NBO
Nigeria Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ABV
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport LOS
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport BZV
Senegal Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport DSS
South Africa Ciudad del Cabo Cape Town International Airport CPT
Johannesburgo O el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tambo JNB
South Sudan Juba Juba International Airport JUB
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport DAR
Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro International Airport JRO
Uganda Entebbe Entebbe International Airport EBB
Emiratos Árabes Unidos Dubai Dubai International Airport DXB
Reino Unido Londres Gatwick Airport LGW
Zambia Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport LUN
Zimbabwe Harare Harare International Airport HRE


Cabin baggage is baggage that is not checked-in to the hold of the aircraft but is kept in the cabin under the passenger’s custody. It is carried free of charge if falling within the free allowance. The passenger shall store the cabin baggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of him/her

Equipaje de Mano

Passengers receive a baggage allowance of one piece of carry-on baggage, which must not exceed a maximum dimension of 22" x 15" x 8" (55cm x 38cm x 20cm) and within 21lbs (10kg). For flights to and from Johannesburg, passengers will only receive an allowance of 15lbs (7kg), due to the restrictions of the local authority.

All carry-on baggage will be subject to size and weight checks by the airline check-in agents. Any baggage exceeding the limit will be asked to check-in the item.

The following items may be carried free of charge by all passengers except infants overcoats, blankets, umbrellas, handbags, reading material, a small camera, a small laptop or a collapsible baggage trolley.

A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependent on them.
When a baby carrycot is carried, lightweight articles such as bedding, diapers, feeding bottles and sufficient food for the journey may be carried free provided the total weight does not exceed 12 kilograms.

Equipaje Facturado

RwandAir proporciona servicios adicionales de transporte de equipaje para sus clientes que viajan en la red de la aerolínea. Los servicios de transporte tienen un costo que varía de un destino a otro, de una región a otra y de un destino a otro, o viceversa, así como del tipo de aeronave que se utiliza. La política de exceso de equipaje servirá como base para las tarifas aplicables en cada región a toda la red.

Esta política sigue la asignación estándar de equipaje facturado que es la siguiente:

Dos piezas de equipaje con un peso máximo de 23 kg cada una en Clase Económica.

Dos piezas de equipaje con un peso máximo de 32 kg por pieza en Premium Economy.

Three pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece in Business Class.


Business Class is RwandAir's most luxurious cabin class, with its highest standard of service.


La clase ejecutiva incluye un televisor personal con entretenimiento durante el vuelo, camas completamente planas, comidas recién preparadas y tomacorrientes USB y enchufes. Business Class tiene los asientos más cómodos dentro de la cabina, con el espacio para las piernas y el servicio más atento. Los pasajeros que viajen en Clase Business tienen derecho a tres artículos de equipaje facturado, con un peso máximo de 23 kg por maleta, así como a 10 kg de equipaje de mano.

The meals are choice of two hot meals and vary on the flight route.

¿Cómo son los asientos de clase ejecutiva?

Los asientos de clase ejecutiva se establecen en una formación 1-2- 1 con un paso de asiento de 117.76 cm. Cada asiento incluye un televisor personal, incluye un montón de espacio personal para un entorno de trabajo y se transforma en camas completamente planas.

tenga en cuenta : Las camas completamente planas solo están disponibles en vuelos de larga distancia operados por el Airbus A330.

Asiento de clase ejecutiva de Ruanda

Economia Premium

Disfrute de espacio adicional para las piernas, asientos más cómodos y mejor servicio por solo un pequeño precio adicional.

Instalaciones Premium Economy

Premium Economy incluye una gran pantalla de TV personal con entretenimiento durante el vuelo, tomacorrientes en el asiento, servicio de comida premium con champaña y un kit de amenidades personales. Además de esto, los pasajeros que vuelan en Premium Economy tienen derecho a dos piezas de equipaje facturado de 32 kg y una pieza de equipaje de mano de 10 kg.

¿Cómo son los Asientos de la clase Premium Economy?

Premium Economy seats are in a 2-3-2 formation with 39.52cm seat pitch. The seats are wider and have more legroom than those in standard Economy, have eight inches of seat recline, as well as a personal footrest attached to each seat.

Asiento Rwandair Premium Economy

Clase Económica

RwandAir's Economy Class provides comfort for the budget traveller.

Instalaciones Clase Económica

In Economy, you can enjoy in-flight AVOD (audio-video on-demand) entertainment on personal screens, on every seat. There is also USB connectivity so you can continue using your smart-phone or tablet devices for entertainment. WI-FI is also available.

La franquicia de equipaje permitida en Economía es de 2 x 23 kg.

¿Cómo son los asientos de Clase Económica?

Economy seats on RwandAir are laid out in a 2-4-2 formation with 32-33 seat pitch.

Entretenimiento en vuelo

In-flight entertainment is available for all classes on RwandAir, on personal screens for each passenger. You can watch a wide range of movies, documentaries or comedy during your flight journey.


There is Wi-Fi available on the RwandAir A330 and 737 aircraft. The first 15 minutes are free. After that, the cost of using wi-fi is $10 USD for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours or $30 for the whole journey. This can be paid for in-flight on your device.

Información de registro

You can check-in online for your RwandAir reservation on the Rwandair online check-in page. Or check-in can be carried out at the airport if you arrive two hours before your flight departure.

Programa de viajero frecuente

RwandAir's frequent flyer program is Dream Miles. There are four tiers for the Dream Miles membership:

Diamond Card - Earn 100,000 miles in one calendar year to earn this award

Gold Card - 50,000 miles must be flown to earn this card

Silver Card - 25,000 miles must be flown in one calendar year to reach this award.

Emerald Card - This is the entry-level and you are granted 1000 miles when first joining the membership scheme.

Mileage can be earnt when booking RwandAir flights with Alternative Airlines. Just remember to add your Frequent Flyer Number when filling in your passenger details.

Special Services

If you are flying on RwandAir for a funeral or with a coffin, you can read the full information on our funeral and coffin flight assistance page. All other services regarding cargo or what is allowed to be taken on the flight can be found in the Rwandair cargo policy.

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The RwandAir fleet includes a fleet of Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, A330-900neo, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 Max 8, Bombardier CRJ900ER and De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.

Aeropuerto Principal

RwandAir is based at Kigali International Airport (formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, but sometimes referred to as Kanombe International Airport, which is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It is the main air gateway for all destinations in the country, and in addition, serves as a transit airport for Goma and Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Airlines that fly from and to Kigali International Airport include Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Coastal Aviation and Ethiopian Airlines.

Alternative Airlines a RwandAir

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17 julio 2022

RwandAir celebrates 5 years of Brussels operations

RwandAir celebrated five incredible years of operating scheduled flight services between Brussels and Kigali. Its first ever flight between the two cities took place on 14 julio 2017 linking Brussels and RwandAir in just over eight hours. The direct flights between Brussels and Kigali occur three times a week allowing essential connections between Europe and Africa.

13 septiembre 2021

RwandAir continues to drive Coronavirus recovery with the launch of new routes

RwandAir continues its recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. From September, the airline will add additional routes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The new routes will enhance the airline's post-Covid offering. RwandAir will fly to Lubumbashi, the mining capital of the Republic of the Congo, and Goma​​ – the capital of North Kivu province in the Congo.

28 febrero 2019

RwandAir partners with Qatar Airways

It was recently announced that RwandAir and the Rwandan government has signed a partnership with flag carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways. The new partnership will see Qatar Airways take a 49% stake in the ownership of RwandAir. Qatar, which recently took a 60% stake in RwandAir's hub in Kigali's new Bugesera International Airport, will support Rwandair in developing its hub strategy, as well as on the technical and financial side.

7 marzo 2019

Próximamente nuevos salones.

Rwandair ha anunciado que pronto se abrirán una serie de nuevas salas de espera en el aeropuerto internacional de Kigali. El 'Dream Lounge' es un salón de salida VIP al que podrán acceder exclusivamente los clientes premium de Rwandair, los pasajeros de clase ejecutiva y los pasajeros frecuentes de las aerolíneas. Además de esto, la aerolínea también está abriendo una sala de Llegadas.

Estos dos nuevos salones se suman al salón de salidas existente de la aerolínea, el 'Pearl Lounge', al que pueden acceder todos los demás pasajeros.

Salón de ensueño rwandair

7 marzo 2019

Ruanda lanza nueva ruta a Addis Abeba

La aerolínea nacional de Ruanda está preparada para lanzar una nueva ruta emocionante en abril 2019 a Addis Abeba. Esta nueva ruta volará cinco veces a la semana y marca el 27 destino que la aerolínea vuela a medida que continúa expandiendo su red.

Ruanda Addis Abeba

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