Rwandair has announced plans to switch its Kigali-London service to Heathrow when it resumes next month.

The flag carrier commenced flights between Kigali and Gatwick in 2017, and Business Traveller reviewed the airline’s business class service on the route shortly after the launch.

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Flights will resume to London on October 3, but Rwandair has taken the decision to switch the service to Heathrow airport “to benefit from important feeder traffic”.

The route will initially operate twice weekly using an A330 aircraft, before increasing to three flights per week from October 25.

The carrier is also set to resume flights to Brussels from the start of next month.

Commenting on the news Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said:

“Now travel bans and restrictions are being relaxed, we can once again resume flying to and from London and Brussels, and look forward to welcoming customers flying from Europe back to Rwandair.

“We have been operating cargo and repatriation flights from London Heathrow during the pandemic and we are now delighted to operate scheduled passenger flights for the first time into and out of one of Europe’s premier airports.

“The move will significantly benefit customers flying into Heathrow from other UK cities who then wish to fly on seamlessly to Rwanda and other parts of Africa. It has never been easier to reach Kigali or cities such as Nairobi, Entebbe, Lusaka and Harare for passengers travelling from London.”