RwandAir to fly to Brussels from next month

Friday June 16 2017

RwandAir's Airbus A330-200 . PHOTO FILE |

RwandAir's Airbus A330-200 . PHOTO FILE | NATION 

By Victor Kiprop

RwandAir will begin non-stop flights to the Belgium capital from next month, the airline has said.

The Rwandan flag carrier said it will fly its Airbus A330 planes three times a week from Kigali to Brussels directly from July 14, with a layover in London on the return flights.

Chance Ndagano, the RwandAir's acting chief executive officer, said the new route is part of the airline's expansion efforts.

“Adding Brussels to our fast growing network, reaffirms our commitment to create new opportunities for both continents with smooth connections from cities with high demand,” he said.

Mr Ndagano took over the management of the airline two months ago after the CEO John Mirenge, who had been at the helm since 2010, was fired.

The Kigali-Brussels route increases the airline's destinations to 23 and comes barely a month after it started three weekly flights to London’s Gatwick Airport on May 26.

Brussels is the European Union capital and one of the continent's busiest airport.