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About RwandAir

IATA code


ICAO code


Rwandair headquarters

Kigali - Rwanda

Main operational airport

Kigali International Airport (KGL)

Number of destinations covered by Rwandair

Around 25 destinations

Most popular destination


Most popular routes


Year of establishment


Parent company

Government of Rwanda

Popular fleet

Airbus A330 – 300, Airbus A330 – 200, Boeing 737-800NG, Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen

Rwandair official website

Rwandair contact number

+250 788 177 000

Connecting around 22 cities in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, this carrier commenced its operations in 2002 under the name Rwandair Express. In March 2009, the airline was renamed as RwandAir. RwandAir is a fast-growing airline operating from Kigali. Known for punctuality, RwandAir is a member of (IATA), an EASA, IOSA, and ISAGO certified operator.

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RwandAir Fleet

RwandAir owns one of the youngest and state of the art fleets in Africa, as follows:

Aircraft Type

Number of Aircraft

Airbus A330 – 300


Airbus A330 – 200


Boeing 737-800NG


Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen


Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen


Boeing 737-700NG


RwandAir Cargo

RwandAir provides air cargo services through a global network of connectivity & technology, supported by excellent customer service. RwandAir Cargo covers a wide range of products, including the following:

Dangerous Goods

General Goods

They are substances that are considered hazardous to human health or the environment. RwandAir transports dangerous goods as per IATA regulations. 

They are products that don’t require special handling, including shoes, textiles, and spare parts.

Perishable Goods

Live Animals

They include, flowers, fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, eggs, medicines and transplant organs, etc.

Live animals are treated as air cargo and must meet the provided requirements.

Human Remains

Valuable Goods

RwandAir pays extra caution for human remains during the transportation process. 

They must comply with government regulations for products including gold, banknote, etc.

RwandAir services for Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class

Economy Class

  • Reclining seats
  • Adjustable head
  • USB connectivity
  • Complimentary food and drink
  • Personal AVOD screens (Airbus)

Premium Economy

  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • Onboard meals & beverages 
  • Onboard services & extras
  • Wide leg room
  • Adjustable leg and footrest
  • Personal AVOD screens (Airbus)

Business Class

  • Welcome drink
  • Delicious pastries
  • Meals onboard
  • Wide leg-room 
  • Lighting System
  • Full-flat bed seats
  • Personal working space
  • Personal TV screen 

RwandAir Baggage Allowance

Find below the details of RwandAir baggage allowance. For more information, check the official website

Baggage Type

Baggage Allowance

Cabin Baggage

1 bag of 22x15x8 inches [55x38x20 cm] &

21 lbs [10kgs], except for flights to Johannesburg 15lbs [7kgs]

Checked Baggage

2 bags of 23 Kgs for Economy & Premium Economy classes 

3 bags of 23Kgs for Business class

RwandAir Check-in Information

  • For domestic flights: Check-in counters close 60 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.
  • For international flights: Check-in counters close 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 3 to 4 hours before flight departure. Web check-in is also available through RwandAir website. 

FAQs for RwandAir

  • Does RwandAir allow web check-in?

    Yes, RwandAir allows web check-in.

  • Does RwandAir provide online seat selection?

    Yes, RwandAir offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

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  • Does RwandAir offer priority boarding?

    RwandAir provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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