RwandAir Express

RwandAir Express, also known simply as RwandAir, is the flag carrier of Rwanda operating flights around Africa and the Middle East including flights to Dubai International Airport. The main operating base of the airline is Kigali International Airport where it flies to 18 destinations with a fleet of 9 aircraft. RwandAir Express was first founded in 2003 and began operating flights the following year before expanding its network of routes. The airline became an official IATA member in 2015 and is owned almost entirely by the government of Rwanda.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

Why Fly with RwandAir Express

How to Check in

Passengers flying with RwandAir Express have the option to check in online from the convenience of your own home, or you can do things the traditional way by checking in at the airport. For those looking to check in online, you can do so from 24 hours up to 3 hours before scheduled departure times and can also print off a boarding pass. Alternatively, simply visit a RwandAir Express check in counter at the airport to go through the check in process. The airline advises arrives at the airport 3 hours before international flights and 2 hours before domestic flights, while check in counters close 1 hour before all flights.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

All travelers with RwandAir Express are entitled to bring checked baggage and hand baggage as part of the fare, with your allowance depending on your flight class and destination. On international flights, those in Economy and Premium Economy are allowed two pieces up to 23kg each, while in Business Class you can bring two pieces up to 32kg each. All travelers are also permitted to bring one item of hand baggage on board flights up to 10kg and no larger than 55cm x 38cm x 20cm.


RwandAir Express flights offer standard Economy seating in addition to a Premium Economy Class and Business Class for those looking for a superior flying experience. While Economy flyers can stay comfortable with ample legroom, in Business Class you can really stretch out thanks to the generous legroom available.

Booking Fees

You will not need to pay any hidden charges or fees on top of your fare when booking with RwandAir Express.

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