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RwandAir Will Operate Direct Flights From Brussels to Kigali

Rwandair A330
Rwandair A330 | Airbus

RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, announced that the flight schedule of the Brussels route will become non-stop to Kigali effective October 31, 2017.

RwandAir will continue to offer three weekly flights from/to Brussels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; however flights from Brussels to Kigali will no longer be operated via London Gatwick which will eliminate the requirement for non-Schengen citizens to hold a UK transit visa and to disembark for rescreening at London Gatwick Airport.

The new schedule was made possible pursuant to negotiations with Gatwick Airport for an earlier slot out of London, enabling Rwandair’s aircraft to return to Brussels ahead of the jet ban.

Chance Ndagano, acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, said:

“We are confident that the new schedule will improve the experience of our esteemed clients boarding from Brussels, while maintaining our schedule from London with only one stop in Brussels.”

Passengers embarking from London-Gatwick Airport will stay onboard the aircraft at Zaventem Airport in Brussels and will not need a Schengen transit visa.

RwandAir’s Airbus A330 fleet, configured in a triple class cabin, will continue to operate the Brussels – Gatwick route and conveniently connect across Africa via Kigali.

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