RwandAir cancels all flights to DRC

Following the decision of the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend RwandAir flights, RwandAir has decided to cancel all flights to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Goma with immediate effect. 

“We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption this may cause to our customers and we will weave change of reservation fees and offer re-issues or refunds for those affected”, says RwandAir in a statement. 

“We will provide update when we have them and be in touch with our customers to provide assistance where we can”, adds the statement.  

RwandAir always “puts the safety and the security of its customers and crew as their number one priority” says Rwanda’s national carrier.

DRC on Saturday said that RwandAir flights have been barred from its airspace. The move came after DRC on Thursday accused Rwanda of supporting the M23 rebels who are currently fighting government forces in North Kivu province. Rwanda denied any involvement.

RwandAir Limited is the flag carrier airline of Rwanda.  It operates domestic and international services to East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, from its main base at Kigali International Airport in Kigali. (End)