RwandAir has launched a second flight between Johannesburg and Kigali in 2017.
The airline currently offers a daily flight between the two destinations. The new flight was launched on 16 January 2017, and operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, landing in Johannesburg in the afternoon. According to RwandAir’s Country Manager, Thembela Dladla, this will reduce the connection time for travellers looking to fly to other cities such as Durban or Cape Town.
The airline also introduced new times on its current Johannesburg-Kigali service from 16 January 2017. These new times will reduce the connection to less than two hours for travellers catching flights from Kigali to other African destinations, says Dladla.
The airline no longer operates direct flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka as of 15 January 2017. Instead it has increased its thrice-weekly service between Kigali and Lusaka to five weekly flights.
RwandAir has operated a direct route between Johannesburg and Lusaka under fifth freedom rights for the past year and, according to Thembela, nothing has changed with regard to these rights. He says the airline is trying to make the schedule more efficient and use its hub in Kigali more effectively.
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