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Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali

You want to get on a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Kigali (Rwanda). Type your flight details into the flight bookings tool on the left, and check which airline offers the cheapest price.

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See our South Africa to Rwanda flights page for a full discussion of airlines connecting the two countries.


  • 8 Dec 2013 South African Airways quits flying from Johannesburg to Kigali (it will continue to sell flights on the route via its new codeshare partner, RwandAir).

  • 1 Jun 2013. RwandAir introduces Wednesday and Sunday flights from JNB to Kigali, which are scheduled to take off from Joburg at 08h30 and land in Kigali at 12h20.

  • 22 Apr 2013. Holiday Aviation is appointed as RwandAir's global sales agent in SA. “We’ve seen a big increase on our regional and medium-haul routes out of Johannesburg and the strategic partnership with Holiday Aviation will strengthen the carrier’s presence and growth potential. We plan to expand our operations in South Africa, with Cape Town featuring prominently in our plans for the near future.” said Mr John Mirenge, Chief Executive of RwandAir

  • 28 Oct 2012. RwandAir changes its flight schedule to leaving Johannesburg at 08h30 on Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays; as well as 19h30 on Fridays and Sundays.

  • 10 Jun 2012. Rwandair adds 3 flights per week on its JNB - Kigali route. The airline is introducing night flights leaving Joburg at 01h30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

  • 2 Apr 2012. RwandAir changes its flight times, it is now scheduled to leave Johannesburg at 15h45 and arrive in Kigali at 19h45.

  • 1 Mar 2012. RwandAir introduces night flights from Johannesburg to Kigali, departing Joburg at 01h00 and arriving in Kigali at 05h00, to allow same-day connections to the rest of their network (Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Entebbe, Kamembe, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Libreville & Nairobi).

  • 17 Jan 2012. South African Airways commences flights from Joburg to Kigali and onwards to Bujumbura (Burundi).

  • 17 Aug 2009. Rwandair introduces a 5th weekly flight between Kigali & Johannesburg (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in daylight hours). The flights to Kigali depart from O.R. Tambo International Airport at 18h30. Rwandair has added a second CRJ to its fleet, to support the additional flight.

  • Oct 2008. Rwandair Express recommences flights between Johannesburg & Kigali.

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Kigali

Here's the options for flying from Johannesburg to Kigali. We carried out a snapshot survey & sorted the airlines from cheapest at the top (fares will have changed since). The quickest option is to fly RwandAir.


Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg Tambo to Kigali (KGL)

1-stop (11h20m)
Addis Ababa

South African Airways quit flying to Kigali on the 7th December 2013

Kenya Airways

Johannesburg Tambo to Kigali (KGL)

1-stop (7h40m)
Nairobi (NBO)

Rwandair Express

Johannesburg Tambo to Kigali (KGL)

non-stop (3h50m)


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