27 June, 2023

RwandAir starts Paris service.

Earlier today the first scheduled service from Kigali International Airport to Paris arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport Airport for RwandAir.  The carrier welcomed the service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a celebration.

The airline's Airbus A330 aircraft will operate the route three times a week with a flying time of 8 hours and 30 minutes. 

Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: “The launch of our first-ever flights to Paris is an exciting development in RwandAir’s continuing expansion and a testament to the importance of French-Rwandan relations.

France is a major market for RwandAir as we connect the continents of Africa and Europe through our home hub in Kigali with this new direct service to Paris, one of the world’s top tourism destinations.

French travellers can look forward to a warm welcome onboard on our inaugural flight today and for many more years to come as we deepen the ties of friendship and fraternity between France and Rwanda.”

RwandAir A330-300
Seating Capacity:
30 Business Class, 244 Economy Class.

Cargo Capacity 132.20m³
Overall Length 63.69m
Wingspan 60.30m
Overall Height 17.18m
Cabin Width 5.18m (Inside)
Cabin Height 2.38m (Floor to ceiling)
Max. Takeoff Weight 235t
Cruising Speed / Max. Speed 1062.kph