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London Gatwick to launch direct flights to Rwanda

RwandAir will launch the first non-stop flight from the UK to the Rwandan capital of Kigali on 26 May.

Operating three times a week from London Gatwick, the flights, on a new Airbus A330-200, will offer travellers business, premium economy and economy cabins, with flights departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Passengers travelling on the new RwandAir service in business class will be able to take advantage of fully-flat beds and convenient overnight flights.

The newly opened Kigali Convention Centre is also driving the transformation of Kigali into a hub for meetings, incentive conferences and exhibitions. Rwanda has been named the third best MICE destination in Africa.

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Ms.Belise Kariza, CTO at RDB

Belise Kariza, chief tourism officer at the Rwanda Development Board, said: "Rwanda has seen a transformation in recent years and is now becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for premium travellers. With the new non-stop RwandAir flights to Kigali, and the opening of several premium lodges, Rwanda will be making a big impact as a must-visit country."

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