RwandAir is an airline with its head office on the grounds of Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda. It is the national carrier, operating services to East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East.
RwandAir began operations on 1 December 2002 as the new national carrier under the name Rwandair Express (passenger Air transportation as the core activity) for Rwanda with a concession to carry out airport ground handling (ancillary activity) at Kigali International airport, Kanombe. In March 2009, the airline registered a new trademark “RwandAir ltd” which is its current operating name.
Operating from Kigali as its hub, RwandAir are the fastest growing airline on the African continent. The airline has a fleet of Boeing 737-800NGs, Boeing 737-500s, CRJ-900s and a Dash8-200.
RwandAir serves two Domestic destinations, all the East African capital cities of Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza with daily flights and fly to Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos in Nigeria, Libreville in Gabon and Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. In February 2013, John Mirenge announced that the airline will fly to Accra, Cape Town,Harare, Juba and Zanzibar, in 2013.
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