Network Expansion: RwandAir Launches Flights to France
RwandAir is giving its network expansion drive a massive boost as it has concluded plans to launch new direct service to the dazzling French capital of Paris for the first time. The inaugural flight will operate on 27 June, 2023.
The three-weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A330. Flight WB700 will depart Kigali at 00:30 am, arriving Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 9:30 am the same morning. Flight WB701 will leave Paris at 9:30 pm, arriving Kigali at 6:00 am the following morning. All times are local.
Now customers can fly with RwandAir on the only direct service between Rwanda and France as the airline accelerates its ambitious growth strategy and adds a 25th destination to its route map.
The new flights to the ‘City of Light’, will operate three times a week, giving customers easy access to one of Europe's most stylish and exciting cities, as well connecting France with Kigali, in the heart of Africa.
Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: “The launch of our first-ever flights to Paris is an exciting development in RwandAir’s continuing expansion and a testament to the importance of French-Rwandan relations.
“France is a major market for RwandAir as we connect the continents of Africa and Europe through our home hub in Kigali with this new direct service to Paris, one of the world’s top tourism destinations.
“French travellers can look forward to a warm welcome onboard on our inaugural flight today and for many more years to come as we deepen the ties of friendship and fraternity between France and Rwanda.”
Customers flying to France from Africa will now be able to reach Paris via Kigali in under 8 hours and 30 minutes, giving them more time to explore the city’s incredible atmosphere, amazing culture and iconic sights.
The new service will also open access for travellers from France directly to the heart of Africa to explore Rwanda’s magnificent scenery and wildlife, including its beautiful national parks and world-famous mountain gorillas.
RwandAir’s Kigali hub also provides quick connections to its extensive network of flights reaching across Africa to countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
RwandAir is renowned for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety. It also has one of the youngest fleets on the African continent with 13 aircraft including three wide-body Airbus A330s.
For more information about RwandAir and to book flights, please visit rwandair.com