Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir has announced plans to launch new routes of Kigali-Lubumbashi and Kigali-Goma, adding to the Kigali-Kinshasa one, expanding its footprint in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Kigali-Lubumbashi route will be launched on 29th September 29, followed by Kigali-Goma flights. The airline currently operates four weekly flights to Kinshasa.
As part of its recovery, the airline will also resume flights to Uganda on 17th September and to Mumbai on 20th September, after two years of back-to-back suspension of flights. The airline recently resumed its London, Johannesburg, Lusaka, Harare and Cape Town flights.
Elsewhere, Kenyan low-cost carrier, Jambojet commenced flights between Nairobi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma on 10th September. The airline says it will first operate two weekly flights on the route and gradually increase to four flights.
Rwandair currently offers services to 25 destinations across 21 countries throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and joins a host of other airlines trialling the pass, including Air New Zealand, Copa Airlines, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airways.