Rwandair, Rwanda’s national airline, has announced that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, effective June 18, 2019. This route will be tagged to the airline’s existing Mumbai route and flown three times weekly – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Guangzhou will be Rwandair’s second Asia route, after it launched the Mumbai route in April 2017. The flight will be operated by one of its Airbus A330 aircraft, which has triple class cabins, WiFi and inflight entertainment onboard.
An ‘Economy Saver’ fare on this route is around $560 roundtrip from Kigali.
Rwandair is the second African airline announcing a Mainland China route this month – South Africa also announced direct flights to Guangzhou, earlier this week. Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, is an important destination for trade and business travel between Africa and China.
With this latest route addition, Rwandair will now have a route network of 28 destinations. The airline already operates a 12-aircraft fleet and plans to acquire new ones to support its expansion plans. It launched flights to Kinshasa last month, and in the future expects to expand its network to Luanda, Tel Aviv, Addis Ababa, and New York.