CSIA and RwandAir kick off direct flight operations between Mumbai and Kigali

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Mumbai, April, 2017: With an endeavor to strengthen and offer seamless air connectivity, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) added yet another international route for travelers between the African city of Kigali and the Mumbai metropolitan. In affiliation with the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda – RwandAir, the airport announced the commencement of non- stop flight operations, four times a week, starting today, as per the below schedule:

WB500 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun Kigali Mumbai 0:35 11:05
WB501 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Mumbai Kigali 1:45 5:15


The aircraft will be B737-800, RwandAir’s young Boeing Next generation Fleet, offering dual class cabin.

Passenger Traffic and Trade between Mumbai and Africa has always been significant. Mumbai is Africa’s major gateway comprising 70% of capacity deployed between India and Africa. In CY 2016, 0.8 million passengers travelled between Mumbai and Africa, growing at 8% annually. Mumbai strategic geographical positioning acts as a major transfer hub for passengers between South East Asia and Africa. CSIA, Mumbai is excited to welcome RwandAir, flying directly between Kigali and Mumbai with 4 weekly flights. The non-stop air connectivity will not only increase tourism but will also enhance business opportunities, strengthening the relationship between the two nations.


GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd (MIAL) is a Public Private Partnership joint venture between a GVK-led consortium and the Airports Authority of India (AAI). GVK MIAL was awarded the mandate for operating and modernizing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (CSIA). Through this transformational initiative, GVK MIAL aims to make CSIA one of the world’s best airports, which consistently delights customers besides being the pride of Mumbai. The new integrated Terminal 2 at CSIA enhances the airport’s capacity to service 40 million passengers and one million tons of cargo annually.