RWANDAIR’S SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA AIM AT BOOSTING TRANSIT TRAFFIC IN KIGALI
(Posted 22nd November 2016)
Come January next year will RwandAir put several schedule changes into place, aimed to make travel to and from Southern African countries faster and easier and offering seamless connections into their trans-Africa network and to their new intercontinental destinations.
Johannesburg will revert to nonstop flights, with several traffic days earmarked for a second daily service between Kigali and South Africa’s commercial hub. This change will also facilitate onward travel to for instance Cape Town or Durban – and vice versa – which the current schedule makes difficult at best
New destination Harare / Zimbabwe will, when launched in mid January, be combined with Lusaka / Zambia in a standalone triangular service routing KGL – LUN – HRE – KGL. Flights will in fact be raised from the present three times a week to LUN to five flights a week at that stage January.
The introduction of long haul services to Mumbai and later in 2017 to London will see RwandAir tap into the market of connecting passengers with yet greater determination, to make sure that they can fill their new Airbus A330’s but also carry more traffic into their Eastern and West African networks.
All flights to South Africa will be operated on Boeing B737 aircraft and while no confirmation has been received as yet is there speculation that the flights from Kigali to HRE and LUN will see the Bombardier CRJ900 deployed on that route.