RwandAir to Launch Flights to the ‘City of Light’.

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  • RwandAir will begin direct flights to Paris in June 2023, with three times operations in a week.

  • The airline’s new flights will connect the continents of Africa and Europe through its main hub in Kigali.

Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir has announced the launching of a direct flight to Paris on June 27th, 2023 as customers will be able to fly with RwandAir on the only direct service between Rwanda and France. The airline will expand its network by adding a 25th destination, accelerating its rapid expansion plan.

The flight will provide customers convenient access to one of Europe’s most fashionable and exciting cities and link France with Kigali, in the heart of Africa. According to a statement from the airline, the new flights will operate three times per week.

RwandAir CEO, Yvonne Makolo 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”. 

According to the statement “Flight WB700 departs Kigali each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 12:30 am, arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 9:30 am the same morning. The returning flight WB701 leaves Paris at 9:30 pm each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, arriving at RwandAir’s home hub at 6:00 am the following morning”.

Makolo explained that with this new direct route to Paris, one of the world’s top tourist attractions, RwandAir connects the continents of Africa and Europe through its main hub in Kigali. “France is a major market for RwandAir”, she said, noting that French travelers 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”.

Passengers taking flights from Africa to France can now travel less than eight hours and thirty minutes to Paris through Kigali, providing them more time to see the city’s fantastic ambiance, amazing culture, and iconic attractions. Travelers from France will also have easier access thanks to the new three-times-weekly service to central Africa’s stunning scenery and animals, including Rwanda’s stunning national parks and famed mountain gorillas.

 

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