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RwandAir to increase Heathrow flights to daily

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We wouldn’t normally cover route changes of this sort, but it is worth a mention given that RwandAir is planning to join the oneworld alliance alongside British Airways.

Should it go ahead – and we explained more in this article last year – it would open up new options in Central Africa for British Airways Executive Club tier point earning.

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

RwandAir launches non-stop Heathrow to Kigali flights daily

RwandAir used to fly from Heathrow to Kigali via a stop in Brussels. Last November it moved to a non-stop service, and increased frequencies from three flights per week via Brussels to four flights per week direct.

From 29th October, the Heathrow to Kigali flight will go daily. Flights use next-generation A330neo aircraft with a two cabin arrangement – 30 business class seats and 244 in economy.

Flights are on sale now, leaving Heathrow at 8.30pm and arriving at 7am. The return leaves Kigali at 11.35pm, arriving at 6.20am.

You can already earn and redeem Avios on RwandAir – you don’t need to wait for possible oneworld membership. This is due to the existing partnership with Qatar Airways, which now uses Avios as its reward currency. You can learn more about using Avios on RwandAir in this article.

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