RwandAir touches down at London Gatwick for first time

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

London Gatwick welcomed the touchdown of the first direct flight between Rwanda along with the UK which has a spectacular water arch as the RwandAir aircraft taxied to the gate at the airport’s North Terminal.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

The arrival of the aircraft was attended by the UK high commissioner of Rwanda, Yamina Karitanyi; deputy chief executive of RwandAir, Yvonne Makolo; along with Stephen King, head of airline relations, Gatwick Airport.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

The route will be served by a brand new Airbus A330-0 offering travellers business, premium economy along with economy class travel.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

Flights depart London Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays along with Fridays which has a flight time of eight hours along with 40 minutes.
Return fares start coming from £368.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

Makolo said: “We are very proud to launch which important direct flight between the UK along with Rwanda.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

“British travellers are among the top 5 nationalities to visit Rwanda along with which service will allow even easier access to the many natural wonders along with unique experiences available throughout our beautiful country.

RwandAir Touches Down At London Gatwick For First Time

“which brand new route will also improve already strong trade links between the UK along with Rwanda creating brand new long-lasting business opportunities.”

Rwanda welcomed 1.3 million visitors in 2016 attracted by the incredible scenery, opportunities to visit mountain gorillas along with big game safari.

The recent arrival of black rhino inside country means which Rwanda will be today offering one of the most comprehensive safari experiences anywhere on the African continent.

Back inside city, the newly-opened Kigali Convention Centre will be driving the transformation of Rwanda’s bustling capital into a hub for meetings, incentives conferences along with exhibitions.

which major brand new facility coupled which has a host of some other developments has helped Rwanda in being named the third best MICE destination in Africa.

For passengers with onward travel plans, Kigali International Airport offers a wide range of connections via RwandAir’s ever-expanding route network providing easy along with convenient access to a wide range of some other African destinations.

King added: “I am delighted to welcome RwandAir to Gatwick along with look forward to what I am sure will be a very common service.

“Rwanda will be rapidly becoming a top leisure destination for those looking to experience the adventure of a lifetime inside Heart of Africa, while business passengers can use the brand new service to forge stronger links between our two countries.

“which exciting brand new route demonstrates just how far Gatwick’s long haul network has grown in recent years.”

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The flight debuts ahead of the entire world Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, scheduled to take place in Kigali on October 10th.

RwandAir touches down at London Gatwick for first time

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