Jun 27, 2017 Last Updated 9:05 AM, Jun 27, 2017

RwandAir to launch new London-bound flight

plane waiting at airportABNABN - Rwanda’s national airline will begin flying to London and aims to exceed one million passengers on all its routes in the next three to four years.

RwandAir will charter three weekly flights to the UK capital’s Gatwick airport from May 26, which will be served by two newly acquired Airbus A330s.

Chief executive John Mirenge said: "We see this as another way to increase tourism from Europe and UK in particular which is one of the key contributors of tourists to Rwanda.

"Africa is still underserved in terms of aviation services so that's why we cannot stop from growing especially on the continent."

The London-bound service will become RwandAir’s 22nd destination, which are currently served by 11 aircrafts, with the delivery of an additional Boeing 737-800 expected in May.  

Mirenge added that the airline plan to initiate flights to New York, along with continental services to Bamako, Conakry and Lilongwe.

The aviation company will also soon start commercial routes to Mumbai and Guangzhou.

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