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Uganda Airlines outs another bombardier as business picks up

TORORO/KAMPALA —Uganda Airlines has on Thursday September 26 completed payment of $56 million for the purchase of another Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

The signing of the agreement in Canada was witnessed by the works and transport ministry permanent secretary, Wasswa Bageya.

The revived national carrier is expected to take delivery of its third aircraft in October whose arrival is expected to aid the expansion of its route list.

The Uganda Airlines last month returned to skies — restoring its status and pride as the national carrier.

Ms. Jennifer Bamuturaki, the airline’s Commercial Director made the revelation on last week in a weekly briefing.

“We will be flying into Mogadishu four times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. We are expecting two more Bombardier planes in October this year. Once we have the aircraft delivered to our fleet, we will increase our flights to Mogadishu to six times a week,” said Bamuturaki.

She said the Airlines will also fly to Bujumbura three times a week, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana and other destinations.

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. Continue reading…

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