RwandAir is adding a seventh Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet.

The Boeing 737-800, registered 9XR-WY, is configured with 12 seats in business class and 144 seats in economy class.

The aircraft will be based at the carrier’s Kigali hub and operate throughout Africa and the Middle East, expanding the carrier’s regional operations.

This brings the African airline’s fleet to 14, comprising three A330s, seven B737 and four regional aircraft.

Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said:

“The introduction of our seventh Boeing aircraft is another major milestone for us, and I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible.

“We have been expanding our fleet over the past year and look forward to accelerating this growth to offer customers even better service and connectivity across Africa and beyond.”

RwandAir is increasing its Heathrow-Kigali route from four-times-weekly to daily from today, operated by its A330 aircraft.

The carrier has been flying between London and the Rwandan capital since 2017 – firstly serving Gatwick, before switching to Heathrow in 2020.

RwandAir to increase nonstop Heathrow-Kigali route to daily