RwandAir, the national airline carrier of Rwanda, is planning to launch direct flights from Kigali, Rwanda to Tel Aviv, Israel in the next year. Recently, Israel’s Transport Minister Yisrael Katz met with Joseph Rutabana, the Rwandan Ambassador to Israel to discuss the operation of regular flights between Rwanda and Israel. Up to seven commercial direct flights will fly between Kigali Airport in Rwanda and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. This development comes after the announcement that Israel and Rwanda will open embassies in each other’s respective countries. Specific flight dates have not yet been announced but are expected soon.