Rwanda Kigali Private Jet Charter

Kigali International Airport, formerly known as Kanombe International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The airport is located in the suburb of Kanombe Sector on the eastern edge of Kigali, east of the central business district of the city of Kigali, approximately 5 kilometers by road.

Kigali has three terminals. The two-story main terminal was built on the site of a one-story building that housed the VIP terminal, which was reserved for private jet passengers. The main terminal can handle 6 small-medium aircraft as well as a Boeing 747 jet. On the south side of the runway are two helipads with access to the main runway used by military helicopters. The airport also has a cargo terminal. In 2014, Kigali Airport was named the seventh best regional airport in Africa for its capacity to respond to disasters through its fire department (Category Nine), the second best airport by International Aviation Organization standards.

Rwanda private jet charter prices

Although Kigali Airport air charter fees depend on variables such as the number of passengers, departure airport, flight time, aircraft position, flight date, the prices for private jet charter from Istanbul → Kigali are as follows.

Heavy Jet65.350 EUR
Long Range Jet86.150 EUR
VIP Airliner117.650EUR
Heavy Jet (10-16 seats), Long Range Jet (13-16 seats), VIP Airliner (17-60 seats)

These prices are average amounts and you can contact us on our flight reservation screen or by phone for the most accurate price information.

A brief history of Rwanda Kigali Airport

During the Rwandan Civil War, Kigali airport was an important strategic point. As Rwanda is a landlocked country, it was the only easy way in and out of the country. The airport had two runways, but after the Arusha Accords, one runway was closed at the request of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Then in April 1994, President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down. Whether it was shot down by the RPF or the Rwandan Defense Forces (FAR) is disputed. This event led to the resumption of the civil war and the start of the Rwandan genocide.

In 2008, the airport served 145,189 passengers and in 2010 it served approximately 290,000 passengers. In May 2011, the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority announced that Kigali airport would be upgraded to meet peak demand; work began in October 2012 and was completed in May 2014. International and domestic passenger numbers were approximately 600,000 in 2013, with approximately 400 weekly flights. International and domestic passengers totaled 710,000 in 2016.

Attractions in Kigali

Kigali, which is one of the cities that best reflects the lush nature, clean air and classic African city atmosphere, is one of the most remarkable regions of Africa in terms of tourism, especially in recent years.

Among the places to visit in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda; Kigali Genocide Memorial, built for the people killed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Question Coffee Cafe, where Rwanda’s best coffee is available, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, where local souvenirs are sold, Rwanda Art Museum, the only contemporary art museum in the country, Inema Art Center, where traditional African handicrafts, abstract portraits, mixed works depicting scenes from African life are exhibited, and Kimironko Market, the largest and most crowded market in Kigali.

Kigali airport information

There is no public transportation at Kiagali Airport, which is 5 kilometers from Kigali city center. The only alternative for transportation to the center is taxis. There are taxis at the exit of the port, but they are quite disorganized and scattered since they do not have a stop. Bargaining is possible in taxis. There are car rental offices in the harbor, but it is usually necessary to make a reservation before the flight due to the number of vehicles..