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The national carrier of Rwanda RwandAir announced today May 10th, that the long awaited Ghangzhou route is set to be launched on June 18th,2019.This is will be the second destination in Asia after the Indian East coast city of Mumbai on which the new route will be tagged.

The new destination will be operated three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays onboard the wide body aircraft Airbus A330 departing from Kigali International Airport(IATA code:KGL) at 00:50 Local Time, to arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport(IATA code:CAN) at 21:40 Local Time with one stop over in Mumbai(BOM) which brings the total flight time to 14h50min.

One of the RwandAir fleet.Photo:Cyril NDEGEYA

The return flights are planned as departing Guangzhou Baiyun International at 23:20 Local Time and reach Kigali International Airport at 07:40 Local Time with a stop over in Mumbai as shows the RwandAir’s online booking system.

“With the increasing volume of trade between African countries and China, the need to meet the high demand of businessmen and traders travelling between Africa and Guangzhou is strongly felt. This new route will open new business opportunities and also increase our passenger and cargo traffic”.commented Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of RwandAir on the upcoming launch of the Guangzhou route.


Guangzhou, well known as the “Canton City” is an expansive port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. The city, which is one of the major shopping destinations for merchants also features popular tourist attractions such as the iconic Canton Tower and Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort which offers an amusement park, international circus,
water park, safari park, a bird park and a hotel. Guangzhou will be RwandAir’s second destination in Asia following Mumbai, which has been
operational since April 2017. This new route will extend RwandAir’s network to 28 destinations.

One of the Airbus A330 that will be used on the new route.Photo:Cyril NDEGEYA

On the 17th April 2019, the airline launched flights to Kinshasa, the third African biggest megalopole and capital City of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), while Luanda, Tel Aviv and Addis Ababa are expected to be added to expanding network this year. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York.

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3 comments on “RwandAir launches Guangzhou route next month

  1. Mutuye says:

    Thanks man for this information..keep it up.

    1. Justice Rwamanywa says:

      Wowooo this is really good and we expect big opportunities in Asia due to this new route

  2. Heidi Gibson says:

    Keep up the excellent work

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