LONDON — The African carrier RwandAir will launch direct flights between London Heathrow and Rwanda's capital Kigali from 6 November 2022. The airline has been operating flights to London via Brussels for the past five years, but next month, these flights will be replaced with a new non-stop service.

The new will operate four times a week, an increase from the airline's current indirect thrice-weekly operation.

Flights will depart Kigali each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 23:35, arriving in London at 06:20 the following morning. The return flight departs the British capital at 20:30 each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, arriving at RwandAir's home hub at 07:00 the following morning. Rwandair will use its bi-class Airbus A330-330 on this route.

The airlines' convenient schedule also allows for easy connections through Kigali and onto a wealth of destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

The airline has flown between London and Kigali since May 2017 via an indirect service through Brussels, having launched flights from London Gatwick on 26 May 2017. In 2020, after three successful years of operations, the African carrier airline decided to switch flights to the UK's busiest airport London Heathrow.