At first, the current Kigali International Airport was called Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport. Today, the Airport is sometimes referred to as Kanombe Airport.

Kigali International Airport is found in Kigali City – the largest city or the capital city of Rwanda. It handles visitors, tourists, business men and government officials from many parts of the world.

Kigali Airport is the main Air gate way to many parts in Rwanda. The Airport also serves a transit airport for Goma and Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Importance of Kigali Airport to the economic development of Rwanda:

The Airport received imports and sends exports to bring in foreign exchange – therefore, it has boosted International and domestic trade.

Airport offers employment opportunities to people. Jobs have been given to Pilots, Cleaners, Map readers, technicians among others.

Kigali Airport connects Rwanda to the rest of the world.  Feel free to book your flight from Kigali Airport and then fly out of Rwanda.

The Airport is taxed by the government hence widening government tax base.

Presence of Kigali Airport has promoted tourism. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park and Wildlife viewing trips in Akagera National Park are facilitated.

The presence of Kigali Airport has marketed Rwanda’s economic activities to the rest of the world.