RwandAir to Begin Service to Belgium

John McDermott

A RwandAir A330 takes off last fall. The aircraft will serve the carrier's new route to Brussels in July. Photo Source: The New Times | Rwanda

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, has announced that it will begin direct flights between Rwanda and Belgium as early as next month. The route will connect Kigali to Brussels, and all returning flights (from Brussels to Kigali) will connect via London. The route will be serviced three times a week using an A330 aircraft with a triple class seating configuration.

“RwandAir will touchdown in Belgium no later than a month from now,” said Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo. Mushikiwabo reported that all entry requirements and details have been fulfilled and completed.

“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, and will go a long way in boosting trade and tourism,” said Chance Ndagano, acting CEO of RwandAir.

This new route follows a successful launch to London last month for the airline, and increases RwandAir’s network to twenty three destinations.

“Brussels, Belgium’s fascinating capital and the administrative capital of the European Union, is mainly known for centuries of history, renaissance architecture, and monuments,” reads a statement on RwandAir’s website.

RwandAir has seen massive amounts of growth lately, due mainly to its codeshare agreement with Brussels Airline and Turkish Airlines. The two airlines have agreed to operate certain flights under RwandAir flight numbers, giving RwandAir greater access to European destinations.

Brussels Airlines is one of two that RwandAir recently signed a codeshare agreement with.
Photo Source: Star Alliance

RwandAir has also recently announced new routes to Mumbai, India and Harare, Zimbabwe.