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Rwanda boosts trade, tourism with Nigeria



RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, recently commenced flights to Abuja, the Capital City of Nigeria.

The airline currently operates four flights a week from Kigali hub to Abuja and the route is tagged to the existing Accra route, where flights make a stopover in Abuja before heading to Accra.

The expansion makes Abuja RwandAir’s second destination in Nigeria after Lagos, which was launched in December 2011, with daily flights from Kigali. For the airline, operating in the two Nigerian cities is a big milestone for the airline, as at it will boost the trade and tourism sectors between the two countries.


RwandAir is improving connection between Nigeria, the rest of the continent and the world. Now people can easily connect from Nigeria to other RwandAir’s destinations such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Mumbai and London to name just a few.

From its hub at the heart of Africa located at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent.

RwandAir, an IATA member airline renewed its IOSA certification and has been ISAGO and EASA certified. With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-five (25) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Last year, RwandAir started flights from Kigali to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels as well as Dakar from its new hub in Cotonou. RwandAir also introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its Cotonou hub.

This month Cape Town will join our network. In 2018, Guangzhou, Addis Ababa, Bamako and Conakry will also be added to our expanding network. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York, in the USA.

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