RwandAir to start London Gatwick flights by 2017

RwandAir’s CEO John Mirenge has names London Gatwick as the carrier’s first destination in Europe.

RwandAir’s only A330. Copyright: Jacques Panas on Flickr.
In an interview with The New Times, Mirenge said talks between the U.K. And Rwandan authorities are near their conclusion and that there’s a strong possibility the launch will be before 2017.

The carrier took delivery of its first A330-200 last month, expecting its first A330-300 to be delivered in November.

RwandAir has been using its only widebody aircraft for flights from its hub in Kigali t Lagos, Accra, Dubai and Mombasa. Flights to Mumbai are also scheduled to launch before the end of this year.

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