Direct flights from Kigali to Abuja started on 27 April 2018

Kigali, 27 April 2022: RwandAir is celebrating four years of flying between Kigali and Abuja, having launched services in April 2018.

RwandAir’ s first flight between the two destinations departed Kigali for Abuja on 27 April 2018, on one of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800s.

In the four years of operating the route, RwandAir has flown more than 47,000 customers to and from Abuja.

Nigeria’s Country Manager Muhamud Wayiga said: “Nigeria is a hugely important market for RwandAir so we are very happy to be celebrating four highly successful years of flying to Abuja, the country’s second city.

“Our flights have kept pace with customer demand, continue to offer fantastic connectivity to destinations across Africa and has strengthened business opportunities between Rwandans and Nigerians who have greatly benefited from the visa-free policy.

“We thank all of our customers for choosing to fly with us on the route and are pleased to continue connecting these two great cities.”

Located in the center of Nigeria, Abuja is the country’s administrative and political capital and one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Dominated by 400-meter-high Aso Rock, Abuja is one of few purpose-built cities in the world planned and built from scratch, set amid the beautiful rolling terrain and features a skyline of modern Nigerian architecture.

RwandAir’s convenient schedule also allows for easy connections through Kigali and onto a wealth of destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is renowned for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety.

It also has one of the youngest fleets on the African continent with twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330s.

RwandAir currently serves 28 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

For more information about RwandAir and to book flights, please visit www.rwandair.com

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