The Uganda Airlines in August returned to skies restoring its status and pride as the national carrier. Last month the Airlines completed payment of $56 million for the purchase of another two Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.
Now officials have confirmed that the revived national carrier will receive the remaining two Bombardier CRJ 900 on Monday 7th October whose arrival is expected to aid the expansion and will be deployed on its planned routes to Kinshasa (DRC), Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Asmara (Eritrea), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe), Djibouti and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Works Bageya Waiswa has confirmed Monday October 7 as the date for arrival of the 2 and 3 Uganda Airlines CRJ900 Aircraft in Entebbe International Airport.
Uganda Airlines on Monday launched flights to Burundi’s Melchior Ndadaye International airport, Bujumbura, the fifth route on the revived national carrier’s network. The airline’s aircraft took off from Entebbe International Airport on Monday afternoon to Bujumbura making Burundi one of its new destinations, it will operate three direct flights per week from Entebbe International Airport to Melchior International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Years back the Uganda airlines flew to eight destinations and had a fleet of 15 aircraft at the time of its closure in 2001 when a more than a decade of financial difficulties resulted in its liquidation.
Uganda Airlines is the seventh international airline to fly to the East African country after SN Brussels, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Air Tanzania and Jambo Jet.