RwandAir Announces Launch Dates for Goma and Lubumbashi Route

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RwandAir has confirmed the flight schedule for  planned new routes to the Republic of Congo. Rwanda’s flag carrier will launch new services to Lumbumbashi from September 29 while services to Goma will begin on October 15.

Flights to both cities will begin operating twice weekly with the Lumbumbashi route utilizing the airline’s CRJ aircraft and Goma utilizing the De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir CEO said, “RwandAir’s new twice-weekly services to Lubumbashi and Goma will add more choice and flexibility for customers flying to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

We believe these new routes will be extremely popular with RwandAir customers and increase both diplomatic and commercial links between the DRC and Rwanda.”

RwandAir is always looking for new markets to propel the airline’s network and enhance the choice of destinations and routes, not only across sub-Saharan Africa, but also to longer-haul destinations.”

“We hope to announce further new routes in due course to ensure we meet the demands of our customers and continue to provide top-flight destinations.”

The new services to the DRC complement the existing flights to Kinshasa which RwandAir began flying in April 2019 and operates 3xweekly.

Services to Lubumbashi will depart Kigali every Monday and Wednesday, as WB264 at 10:10am arrives at 12:10pm. The returning WB265, departs Lubumbashi at 5:00pm, arriving back into Kigali at 7:00pm.

Flights to Goma will also depart Kigali every Monday and Wednesday, as WB266 at 12:40pm arrives at 1:20pm. The returning WB267, departs Goma at 1:50pm, arriving back into Kigali at 2:30pm.


By Victor Shalton Odhiambo


Photo: by Cyril Ndegeya

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