RwandAir, Rwanda’s national airline, is set to make Brussels, the capital of Belgium, its second European destination with the launch of non-stop flights from Kigali in July.
The airline had in May this year commenced flights to Gatwick International Airport in the United Kingdom, offering passengers three weekly flights to London. Rwandair confirmed that all returning flights from Brussels will be via London.
RwandAir will fly its Airbus A330 fleet configured in a triple class cabin and equipped with in-flight connectivity three times weekly from Kigali to Brussels.
The launch of the Brussels flights will create opportunities for both continents, particularly in the area of tourism, indicated Chance Ndagano, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.
Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has grown to become a major centre for international politics and has become the home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats. It is the administrative capital of the European Union and headquarters a number of globally recognised institutions such as NATO and the World Customs Organisation (WCO).
This presents an enormous opportunity to boost demand for direct flights to Brussels and Europe for RwandAir, as well as offer business potential in trade and tourism for Europeans and East Africans alike.
Brussels is the 23rd destination in Rwandair’s network.