RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 13 Jul 2017, 00:12

Check if you need a UK visa

note: I entered travel information for transit passengers flying to Rwanda

You’ll need a visa to pass through the UK in transit (unless you’re exempt)

You should apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa if you arrive in the UK on a flight and leave again without passing through immigration control.

Exemptions
You don’t need a visa if you have one of the following:

a visa for Canada, New Zealand, Australia or the USA (this can be used for travel to any country)
a residence permit issued by Australia or New Zealand
a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland
a resident permit issued by Canada after 28 June 2002
a uniform format category D visa for entry into a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
an Irish biometric visa (marked ‘BC’ or ‘BC BIVS’ in the ‘Remarks’ section)
a Schengen Approved Destination Scheme (ADS) group tourism visa where the holder is travelling to the Schengen country that issued the visa
a flight ticket from the Schengen area, if you can prove that you entered the Schengen area in the previous 30 days on the basis of a valid Schengen ADS visa
a valid USA I-551 Temporary Immigrant visa issued by the USA (a wet-ink stamp version will not be accepted)
a valid USA permanent residence card issued by the USA on or after 21 April 1998
an expired USA I-551 Permanent Residence card issued by the USA on or after 21 April 1998, with a valid I-797 letter authorising extension
a valid standalone US Immigration Form 155A/155B issued by the USA (attached to a sealed brown envelope)
All visas and residence permits must be valid.

E-visas or e-residence permits are not acceptable unless your airline is able to verify it with the issuing country. Contact your airline for more information.

It's £34 pound to buy a Direct Airside Transit visa (DATV) https://www.gov.uk/transit-visa/overview

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 13 Jul 2017, 00:37

rwandan-flyer wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 17:00
Due to the pending issues with the UK border force the RwandAir flight will continue from BRU to LGW with no passengers embarking in BRU for KGL on that stretch.
Pax will disembark to be rescreened, with the Direct Airside Transit visa.
I have checked the option for a Direct Airside Transit Visa, it's £34 per passenger.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 13 Jul 2017, 01:16

Boeing767copilot wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 00:10
sn26567 wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 22:36
Boeing767copilot wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 19:33

Yes, but in BRU no pax allowed to LGW or KGL
Then you didn't read a message posted 2 or 3 posts above yours:
rwandan-flyer wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 17:00
All passengers boarded on our flight from BRU to KGL via LGW will be required to disembark with their cabin luggage at LGW an rescreened by the UK authorities.
Yes, I did: (sorry in French)


‘Le vol RwandAir n’embarquera pas de passagers à Bruxelles’
( 12-07-2017) Aucun passager ne pourra embarquer à Bruxelles à bord du vol RwandAir à destination de Kigali. C’est ce qu’a fait savoir dans un communiqué APG Air Agencies, l’agent général de ventes de RwandAir pour le Belux. Comme annoncé précédemment, la compagnie rwandaise lance ce vendredi 14 juillet des vols entre Bruxelles et Kigali (Rwanda), via Londres-Gatwick. Etant donné que le vol fait escale à Londres, les autorités britanniques avaient renforcé les normes de sécurité et les contrôles douaniers. Les passagers de ce vol auraient dû tous débarquer à Londres avec leurs bagages et repasser un contrôle de sécurité effectué par les autorités britanniques. Une procédure bien trop lourde et chronophage, semble-t-il. Les vols prévus sont bien maintenus, mais aucun passager ne pourra embarquer à Bruxelles à destination de Kigali. RwandAir tente de rassurer les clients et affirme négocier avec les autorités au Royaume-Uni afin de trouver une solution.
In English: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/rwandai ... wed-board/

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 13 Jul 2017, 18:32

Thanks do you have a link to the statement ?

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 13 Jul 2017, 20:04

rwandan-flyer wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 18:32
Thanks do you have a link to the statement ?
In French only

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 14 Jul 2017, 07:49

It's ok for me, i speak French^^

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 14 Jul 2017, 09:05

rwandan-flyer wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 07:49
It's ok for me, i speak French^^
The text is in this topic ;-)

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2017, 16:05

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by b720 » 14 Jul 2017, 16:26

Incredible!
The UK regulations were not published today ! I can not understand how Rwandair did not sort out this issue before launching the flights, and embarrassing themselves and causing those who booked the flights grave inconvenience. Someone messed up big time at Rwandair! Good news for SN of course.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by Boeing767copilot » 14 Jul 2017, 17:27

The bird is expected around 6.40 pm
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 14 Jul 2017, 19:08

b720 wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 16:26
Incredible!
The UK regulations were not published today ! I can not understand how Rwandair did not sort out this issue before launching the flights, and embarrassing themselves and causing those who booked the flights grave inconvenience. Someone messed up big time at Rwandair! Good news for SN of course.

i m totaly agree, very bad thing for RwandAir on this side. This visa exists since many years, i can't understand how RwandAir mgt did miss this issue ? They published info, 10 days ago, while they announced Brussels service, early June 2017

All pax have been rebooked on Brussels Airlines

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by convair » 14 Jul 2017, 19:24

As I said a few days ago, there is an easy solution.
convair wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 23:28
I think a stop at BRU on both ways instead of a triangular flight would solve the problem. How silly of RwandAir to have accepted that set-up!

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 14 Jul 2017, 20:46

In deed, it will be probably the best solution:

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 14 Jul 2017, 21:25

I caught the bird today (nice livery, and it was the A333 8-)), will upload the vid tomorrow :)

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by b720 » 14 Jul 2017, 21:45

It is a shame that this major hick up overshadows what should have been a milestone for African aviation: a great unnuagral flight into BRU.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by JOVAN » 15 Jul 2017, 05:44

b720 wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 21:45
It is a shame that this major hick up overshadows what should have been a milestone for African aviation: a great unnuagral flight into BRU.
It shows also clearly what kind of claustrophobic country 'Great' Britain has become.

They will sabotage everything they can in the name of "Britishness".
Look at or listen to Theresa May, you understand how weak and unstable this country has become.

I hope that Rwandair becomes successful, and that there is fair competition/ collaboration ith SN and other airlines.


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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 15 Jul 2017, 11:49

Nice vidéo, did you film the take off ?
They will sabotage everything they can in the name of "Britishness".
Look at or listen to Theresa May, you understand how weak and unstable this country has become
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This visa was created before Berxit, name and some rules changed in December 2014. But in deed, UK has on some side a strict visa policy.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tran ... e-changing
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 15 Jul 2017, 15:33

rwandan-flyer wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 11:49
Nice vidéo, did you film the take off ?
I didn't...

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 15 Jul 2017, 17:49

Further problems on the LGW-KGL leg... The plane departed from Gatwick at 01:00 instead of 21:30. Which led to this apology from RwandAir:

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Next try on 18 July. Let's hope that the infancy sickness will be over by that time.
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