Rwandair Launches Direct Flights To Mwanza


Mwanza is the 3rd destination for the airline in Tanzania and the 14th destination in its rapidly growing network.

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The three weekly flights will depart from Kigali at 11:15 HRS (Local Time) and arrive in Mwanza at 13:15HRS (Local Time).

The return flights depart from Mwanza at 13:45HRS (Local Time) to reach Kigali at 13:45HRS (Local Time).

In a statement to the press, RwandAir CEO John Mirenge said: “Our aim is to build a convenient network for our clients and expand our operations to key cities in the region. Mwanza doesn’t have many direct flights, as most passengers connect through Dar es Salaam. From today, we offer travelers a much more convenient product by connecting through Kigali. We are happy to offer a new alternative”.

Onboard the first from Kigali to Mwanza today were many invited guests from the Diplomatic, Business, Travel and Tourism communities from both countries, Tanzania and Rwanda.

On arrival at Mwanza airport, the airline’s Commercial Director, Bert van der Stege, said: “We’re delighted to be here in Mwanza today and literally improve connections between Rwanda and Tanzania. It is now easier to visit the neighbouring country from Mwanza, do business with trade partners across the border or reach cities such as Dubai, Johannesburg, Bujumbura, Kamembe and Entebbe”.

RwandAir is famous for conveniently connecting passengers through Kigali International Airport.

Small in size, the airport is able to provide seamless transfers and a personalized service that make connecting through the heart of Africa a great alternative for passengers.

RwandAir is the first airline to offer the new direct flights between Mwanza and Kigali.

At present no other airline offers flights between Tanzania and Rwanda. The new flights operate from Kigali every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a Bombardier Dash8 -200 aircraft with a 37 passenger seating capacity


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