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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: 10-21-2020

Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) is the largest airport in Rwanda. It is Rwanda's main international airport. In total there are 25 airports around the world that have direct flights to Kigali, spread around 25 cities in 20 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 224 flights arriving at Kigali Airport, which are 49 flights per week or 7 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Kigali are routes from Nairobi (NBO) in Kenya and Entebbe (EBB) in Uganda. These two routes together are operated 89 times this month, and make up for 40% 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 20 minutes and covers a distance of 4,030 miles (6,486 km).

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 18 airports to KGL. That’s around 6 times as much as Brussels 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 19 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

The only intercontinental flights to Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) (KGL) are from Europe and the Middle-East, as of October 2020.

* Please note that there are no direct services from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Southern Asia, 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).

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.

Burundi
Flights from Burundi to Kigali

In Burundi, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Bujumbura. From Bujumbura, direct flights are offered by Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance) and RwandAir. This route is not operational yet but will start in November.

Cameroon
Flights from Cameroon to Kigali

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

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

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Kinshasa. From Kinshasa, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Egypt
Flights from Egypt to Kigali

Cairo is the only city in Egypt with direct flights to Kigali. From Cairo, direct flights are offered by Egyptair (Star Alliance).

Ethiopia
Flights from Ethiopia to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Ethiopia that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Addis Ababa. From Addis Ababa, direct flights are offered by Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance).

Gabon
Flights from Gabon to Kigali

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

Ghana
Flights from Ghana to Kigali

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

Kenya
Flights from Kenya to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Kenya that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Nairobi. From Nairobi, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or RwandAir.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Kigali

In Netherlands, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Amsterdam. From Amsterdam, direct flights are offered by KLM (SkyTeam).

Nigeria
Flights from Nigeria to Kigali

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

From Abuja and Lagos, you can fly with RwandAir.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Kigali

Doha is the only city in Qatar with direct flights to Kigali. From Doha, direct flights are offered by Qatar Airways (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that started in March and ends in September.

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

There is 1 airport in Republic of the Congo that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Brazzaville. From Brazzaville, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

South Africa
Flights from South Africa to Kigali

In South Africa, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Johannesburg. From Johannesburg, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This route is not operational yet but will start in November.

Tanzania
Flights from Tanzania to Kigali

If you are looking for a direct flight from Tanzania to Kigali, there are 4 airports to choose from.

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

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Kigali

There is 1 airport in Turkey that has a direct connection to Kigali, which is Istanbul. From Istanbul, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Uganda
Flights from Uganda to Kigali

In Uganda, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kigali is Entebbe. From Entebbe, airlines that operate direct flights are Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Egyptair (Star Alliance), KLM (SkyTeam), Qatar Airways (Oneworld), RwandAir and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Kigali

Dubai is the only city in United Arab Emirates with direct flights to Kigali. From Dubai, direct flights are offered by RwandAir.

Zambia
Flights from Zambia to Kigali

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

Zimbabwe
Flights from Zimbabwe to Kigali

Harare is the only city in Zimbabwe with direct flights to Kigali. From Harare, direct flights are offered by RwandAir. This route is not operational yet but will start in December.

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 25 airports around the world, as of October 2020.

Which airlines fly to Kigali?

RwandAir, Brussels Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines 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 224 flights arriving at Kigali every month (or 49 flights each week), from a total of 25 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?

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

How long is the flight to Kigali?

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