RwandAir, the national airline carrier of Rwanda, is planning to launch direct flights from Kigali, Rwanda to Tel Aviv, Israel in June of 2019. The first flight will be available on June 25, 2019. The flight will fly between Kigali and Tel Aviv three times a week operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG. The flights between Tel Aviv and Kigali will also have 16 seats available in business class and 138 seats available in economy class.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir’s Chief Executive said that adding Tel Aviv to their network is part of the carrier’s long term plan to link Rwanda to the rest of the world.

“Tel Aviv is one of the world’s leading tech hubs and we look forward to flying business travelers as well as pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, to and from our network on this new route.

It will also be a great opportunity to ease travel and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries.”

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