RwandAir reschedules its flights

RwandAir has announced changes in its flights schedules, which include earlier departures of 1000HRS (Local time Kigali) to Johannesburg every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
RwandAir CEO, Rene Janata
RwandAir CEO, Rene Janata

RwandAir has announced changes in its flights schedules, which include earlier departures of 1000HRS (Local time Kigali) to Johannesburg every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The national carrier will also operate an earlier departure of 0100HRS (Local time Kigali) to Johannesburg every Thursday, giving travelers a same day return flight to and from the South Africa capital. 

RwandAir CEO, Rene Janata, said yesterday in a press release that it’s not a complete overhaul of the carrier’s schedule but they have just made adjustments to ensure better connections while they incorporate as much feedback as possible from the market.

He added that in the past they have largely been a point to point carrier and would like to move to a network carrier as their fleet is expanding.

“Bottom line is we want to ensure our partners and travelers have convenience and benefits of better connections on our direct destinations an even the regional hubs we fly to like Nairobi and Johannesburg.”

Travelers with onward connections at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi will now be served with an early morning departure out of Kigali at 0400HRS (Local time Kigali) to reach Nairobi at 0615HRS (Local time Nairobi).

The late afternoon flight to Nairobi will now leave Kigali at 1600HRS (Local time Kigali).  Also notable on the schedule is the introduction of a double daily frequency to Bujumbura with the first departure at 0600HRS (Local time Kigali).

The carrier has also introduced a fourth frequency on Sunday to Kilimanjaro. The domestic destination Kamembe will still be served by daily flights departing from Kigali at 0800HRS (Local time Kigali).

The airline expects to take delivery of its second Boeing 737-500 within the month bringing its total fleet size to five aircraft, which includes two Boeing 737-500, two Bombardier CRJs and a Dash 8.

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