RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by convair » 15 Jul 2017, 18:42

Nice factory new plane! Deserves better treatment.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by Poiu » 15 Jul 2017, 19:50

convair wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 18:42
Nice factory new plane! Deserves better treatment.
What makes you think it's not treated well?

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 19 Jul 2017, 11:44

Manzi Eric‏ @emanzi30 17 juil.

@YvonneMakolo Hi, looks like there were few issues last week with @Rwandair. Can we still fly from Brussels to/from #Kigali next month? Thx.
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Yvonne Manzi Makolo‏ @YvonneMakolo
En réponse à @emanzi30 @Rwandair

We expect to have the issues with the return leg from Brussels resolved by next month.
23:21 - 17 juil. 2017 depuis République du Rwanda

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by luchtzak » 19 Jul 2017, 12:07

rwandan-flyer wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 11:44
Manzi Eric‏ @emanzi30 17 juil.

@YvonneMakolo Hi, looks like there were few issues last week with @Rwandair. Can we still fly from Brussels to/from #Kigali next month? Thx.
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Yvonne Manzi Makolo‏ @YvonneMakolo
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We expect to have the issues with the return leg from Brussels resolved by next month.
23:21 - 17 juil. 2017 depuis République du Rwanda
Wait and see ... I am curious what will happen. Yet I am not 100% sure that it will be resolved..

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jul 2017, 14:11

luchtzak wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 12:07
I am not 100% sure that it will be resolved..
It could be resolved in a very simple way if the return flight from LGW to KGL also stops in BRU.
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by lumumba » 19 Jul 2017, 14:16

sn26567 wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 14:11
luchtzak wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 12:07
I am not 100% sure that it will be resolved..
It could be resolved in a very simple way if the return flight from LGW to KGL also stops in BRU.
I think it's not working because then the flight arrive to late for the connections.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by b720 » 19 Jul 2017, 14:33

The UK is making an exception for Rwandair?

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

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

It could be resolved in a very simple way if the return flight from LGW to KGL also stops in BRU.
Timetables will change, from late oct 2017 (i posted info last week), with a departure from Kigali at 8h50, instead of 10h15, but routing is still Kigali-Brussels-London-Kigali.
The UK is making an exception for Rwandair?
It seems it happened in the past,w ith Ghana Airways or Ghana International Airlines, on its Accra-London-Dusseldorf, but it was rare.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 21 Jul 2017, 19:51

The airline has temporary closed bookings from Brussels to Kigali- Bookings still open, from Kigali to Brussels

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 21 Jul 2017, 20:22

rwandan-flyer wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 19:51
The airline has temporary closed bookings from Brussels to Kigali- Bookings still open, from Kigali to Brussels
Still rebooking BRU-KGL passengers on Brussels Airlines?
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by rwandan-flyer » 21 Jul 2017, 22:30

Yep i think, thanks to the code share agreement with Brussels Airlines, and maybe on Ethiopian Airlines, also

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by JOVAN » 22 Jul 2017, 22:55

Just an idea:
How about if Rwandair & SN collaborate.

Let us say they share the route between BRU and KGL.
Say each 5 flights or so per week.
SN morning flights - Rwandair evening flights ( ex BRU)

From Brussels they connect to all European destinations of SN
From Kigali they connect with Rwandair to all Southern African destinations of Rwandair.
( Dar Es Salam, Johannnesburg, Harare, Kilimanjaro, Lusaka.....)

Visa problem solved.
win win win
Kigali has potential to be a Hub for Southern African destinations.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by nordikcam » 08 Aug 2017, 16:33

Problem apparently solved and passengers can depart from Brussels to Kigali via London with WB...

https://flightlevel.be/55419/rwandair-v ... t-brussel/

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 08 Aug 2017, 17:16

nordikcam wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 16:33
Problem apparently solved and passengers can depart from Brussels to Kigali via London with WB...

https://flightlevel.be/55419/rwandair-v ... t-brussel/
This information was not supposed to be public, as it was part of an internal communication of a company active at Brussels airport. That's why we did not publish it.

Furthermore, for its BRU-KGL route, RwandAir itself mentions on its website only the flights operated in codeshare by Brussels Airlines.

Wikileaks?
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by convair » 08 Aug 2017, 18:28

sn26567 wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 17:16
nordikcam wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 16:33
Problem apparently solved and passengers can depart from Brussels to Kigali via London with WB...

https://flightlevel.be/55419/rwandair-v ... t-brussel/
This information was not supposed to be public, as it was part of an internal communication of a company active at Brussels airport. That's why we did not publish it.

Furthermore, RwandAir itself does mention on its website for its BRU-KGL route only the flights operated in codeshare by Brussels Airlines.

Wikileaks?
Or Kigaleaks?

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by Sabena320 » 08 Aug 2017, 18:55

Information has also been confirmed by APG Air Agencies, the representation for RwandAir in the Benelux.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 09 Aug 2017, 23:46

The BRU-KGL flights are not yet in the GDS. Booking seems to be open on the RwandAir website as from 11 August, but not yet on the web travel agencies. (Thanks to RwandanFlyer for the information)
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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 12 Aug 2017, 00:12

First passengers from Brussels to Kigali embarked this 11th August in the evening.

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn-remember » 14 Aug 2017, 11:31

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.
I think the same.
And I don't see why they wouldn't have 5th trafic freedom on the bru-lgw segment.
Clearly it will be a rough competition against sn .. but that's life :)

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Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Post by sn26567 » 14 Aug 2017, 12:43

sn-remember wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 11:31
And I don't see why they wouldn't have 5th traffic freedom on the bru-lgw segment.
Clearly, it will be a rough competition against sn .. but that's life :)
No competition at all: there is nobody flying BRU-LGW right now. Furthermore, even if RwandAir gets traffic rights on the route, it will be one way only.
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