Air Transport in Rwanda
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency
RURA was created by law no 39.2001 on the 13th September 2001 and strives to ensuring transparency, fair competition, quality of services, compliance to laws and regulations in the provision of Air Transport Services into and out of Rwanda.
Department of Air Transport
The department of Air transport is responsible for promotion of effective competition and economic efficiency, protection of consumer interests, protection of financial viability of efficient suppliers, ensuring availability of regulated services to all consumers of air transport services.
It is also responsible for monitoring the performance of service providers, establishing and implementation of procedures for the regulation of air transport services in Rwanda through monitoring the performance of air services operators, monitoring fares and rates to ensure fair play.
Kigali International Airport
Kigali International Airport located about 10 km from Kigali city centre is the country’s main gateway by airport. The airport handles international flights to Lagos, Brazzaville, Dubai, Nairobi, Entebbe, Addis Ababa, Bujumbura, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Brussels and Doha.
The other key airport is Kamembe Airport in the town of Cyangugu which serves south western Rwanda and the town of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
New Airport in Bugesera
Plans are already underway to build a new international airport at Nyamata in Bugesera District about 40 km from Kigali City.
Air Transport in Rwanda can be summarized as below;
- Air Transport in Rwanda
- Airlines Operating at Kigali
- Services and facilities at Kigali International Airport
- Kigali International Airport
- Domestic Airports in Rwanda