By Cyril NDEGEYA
Since the insertion of Brussels in RwandAir’s flights to London Gatwick(LGW), it was not easy for some passengers from Brussels to Kigali because they needed a transit visa for the United Kingdom if they were not citizens of an EEA country.
RwandAir has managed to adress this challenge, whereby from 31st October, 2017,the return flight from London Gatwick will also stop in Brussels(KGL-BRU-LGW-BRU-KGL), which means that flights from Brussels to Kigali will be direct like on some flights of RwandAir’s competitor on this route SN Brussels.
RwandAir will continue to offer three weekly flights from/to Brussels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; without flights from Brussels to Kigali being operated via London Gatwick which will eliminate the requirement for non-Schengen citizens to hold a UK transit visa and to disembark for rescreening at London Gatwick Airport.
The new schedule was made possible pursuant to negotiations with Gatwick Airport for an earlier slot out of London, enabling the aircraft to return to Brussels ahead of the jet ban.“We are confident that the new schedule will improve the experience of our esteemed clients boarding from Brussels, while maintaining our schedule from London with only one stop in Brussels.” says Chance Ndagano, Ag. CEO of RwandAir.
Bellow is the new flights timetable :
WB700 KGL 08:10 – 15:50 BRU 17:00 – 17:10 LGW –A330 (Tue & Thu)
WB701 LGW 18:30 – 20:30 BRU 21:40 – 07:10+1 KGL– A330 (Tue & Thu)
WB700 KGL 08:40 – 16:20 BRU 17:30 – 17:40 LGW –A330 (Fri)
WB701 LGW 19:00 – 21:00 BRU 22:10 – 07:40+1 KGL–A330 (Fri)