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Direct flights to Kigali (KGL)

Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) - Airport code: KGL

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Non-stop flights to Kigali (KGL)

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Last updated on: 04-18-2021

Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) is the largest airport in Rwanda. In total there are 29 airports around the world that have direct flights to Kigali, spread around 29 cities in 22 countries. Currently, there is one domestic flight to Kigali.

Kigali is mainly known for sightseeing & culture.

Most tourists that come to Kigali visit one of the following sights:

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

This month, there are 504 flights arriving at Kigali Airport, which are 119 flights per week or 17 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Kigali are routes from Entebbe (EBB) in Uganda and Nairobi (NBO) in Kenya. These two routes together are operated 174 times this month, and make up for 35% of all monthly arrivals at Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport).

The longest flight to Kigali KGL is departing from Amsterdam (AMS). This non-stop flight takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes and covers a distance of 4,030 miles (6,486 km).

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List of all direct flights to Kigali

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Kigali, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 10 airlines that fly to Kigali. Most flights to Kigali are operated by RwandAir, as they connect 21 airports to KGL. That’s around 7 times as much as Ethiopian Airlines, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Kigali. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all KGL flights:

Business class flights to Kigali

There are 26 airports that have flights to Kigali in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to KGL are listed below:

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Intercontinental flights to Kigali

There are intercontinental flights to Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) (KGL) from Europe, the Middle-East and Southern Asia, as of April 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Kigali

RwandAirRwandAir: year-round flights from Brussels (BRU).

Brussels AirlinesBrussels Airlines (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Brussels (BRU).

KLMKLM (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Kigali

RwandAirRwandAir: year-round flights from Dubai (DXB).

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Doha (DOH).

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Istanbul (IST).

Non-stop flights from India / South Asia to Kigali

RwandAirRwandAir is currently the only airline flying non-stop from India or Southern Asia to Kigali. They fly seasonal from Mumbai (BOM).

International flights to Kigali

Belgium
Flights from Belgium to Kigali

Brussels is the only city in Belgium with direct flights to Kigali. From Brussels, you can fly non-stop with Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance) or RwandAir.

Benin
Flights from Benin to Kigali

In Benin, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Cotonou. From Cotonou, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in May.

Burundi
Flights from Burundi to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Burundi that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Bujumbura. From Bujumbura, you can fly non-stop with Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance) or RwandAir.

Cameroon
Flights from Cameroon to Kigali

In Cameroon, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Douala. From Douala, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flights from Democratic Republic of the Congo to Kigali

Kinshasa is the only city in Democratic Republic of the Congo with direct flights to Kigali. From Kinshasa, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Egypt
Flights from Egypt to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Egypt that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Cairo. From Cairo, direct flights are offered by Egyptair (Star Alliance).

Ethiopia
Flights from Ethiopia to Kigali

Addis Ababa is the only city in Ethiopia with direct flights to Kigali. From Addis Ababa, direct flights are offered by Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance).

Gabon
Flights from Gabon to Kigali

In Gabon, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Libreville. From Libreville, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Ghana
Flights from Ghana to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Ghana that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Accra. From Accra, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in April 2021.

India
Flights from India to Kigali

In India, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Mumbai. From Mumbai, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in April 2021.

Kenya
Flights from Kenya to Kigali

There are 2 airports in Kenya that have non-stop flights to Kigali.

From Mombasa, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.
From Nairobi, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or RwandAir.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Kigali

Amsterdam is the only city in Netherlands with direct flights to Kigali. From Amsterdam, direct flights are offered by KLM (SkyTeam).

Nigeria
Flights from Nigeria to Kigali

If you are looking for a direct flight from Nigeria to Kigali, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Abuja and Lagos, you can fly with RwandAir.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Qatar that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Doha. From Doha, direct flights are offered by Qatar Airways (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

Republic of the Congo
Flights from Republic of the Congo to Kigali

Brazzaville is the only city in Republic of the Congo with direct flights to Kigali. From Brazzaville, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

South Africa
Flights from South Africa to Kigali

There is 1 airport in South Africa that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Johannesburg. From Johannesburg, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Tanzania
Flights from Tanzania to Kigali

In Tanzania, there are 5 airports that have direct flights to Kigali.

From Dar es Salaam, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.
From Grumeti, the only airline with direct flights is Auric Air.
From Kilimanjaro, you can fly non-stop to Kigali with RwandAir.
From Mwanza, the only airline with direct flights is Coastal Aviation.
From Seronera, direct flights are offered by Auric Air.

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Kigali

In Turkey, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Istanbul. From Istanbul, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Uganda
Flights from Uganda to Kigali

Entebbe is the only city in Uganda with direct flights to Kigali. From Entebbe, airlines that operate direct flights are Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Egyptair (Star Alliance), Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance), KLM (SkyTeam), Qatar Airways (Oneworld), RwandAir and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Kigali

There is 1 airport in United Arab Emirates that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Dubai. From Dubai, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Zambia
Flights from Zambia to Kigali

Lusaka is the only city in Zambia with direct flights to Kigali. From Lusaka, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Zimbabwe
Flights from Zimbabwe to Kigali

In Zimbabwe, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Harare. From Harare, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Domestic flights to Kigali

Rwanda
Flights from Rwanda to Kigali

There is just one domestic flight to Kigali, which is between Kigali and Cyangugu. From Cyangugu, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Alternative airports near Kigali

Flying to an alternative airport near Kigali could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Kigali (KGL) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Goma (GOM) and Kihihi (KHX).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Kigali?

There is 1 airport in Kigali: Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) (KGL).

What is the best airport to fly into Kigali?

The most convenient airport to fly into Kigali is Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) (KGL).

How many airlines fly to Kigali?

There are 10 airlines flying to Kigali from 29 airports around the world, as of April 2021.

Which airlines fly to Kigali?

RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines and KLM operate most flights to Kigali. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Kigali?

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld are all flying to Kigali.

How many nonstop flights are there to Kigali?

There are roughly 504 flights arriving at Kigali every month (or 119 flights each week), from a total of 29 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Kigali Airport?

The official name of Kigali Airport is Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport).

What is the airport code of Kigali Airport?

The airport code of Kigali Airport is KGL.

What are the most popular flights to Kigali?

Entebbe, Nairobi and Bujumbura are the 3 most popular routes to Kigali. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Kigali, please use our flight map.

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