By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Today, Saturday, December 19, 2020, Uganda’s national air carrier the Uganda airlines has successfully completed their maiden flight from its hub at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) to N’djili International Airport (FIH) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This becomes the 10th destination for the airline, after destinations to Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar-es-Salam, Mogadishu, Bujumbura among others were launched last year. The airline has tweeted about their flight thanking DRC for welcoming the Crane to their skies.
“Thank you DR Congo for the wonderful welcome of Uganda Airlines to Kinshasa N’djili International Airport. Merci Beaucoup! Matondo mingi!” Uganda Airlines shared on their official Twitter page.
Uganda Airline is expecting to receive two Airbus A330 aircraft this month of December 2020 and will soon start having long-haul flights to farther destinations. The destinations confirmed are Johannesburg in South Africa, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Middle East, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The airline is also planning flights to European cities like London in the United Kingdom, and to Mumbai in India.
Uganda Airlines officially resumed business on October 1, 2020 after over seven months on the ground due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to that, the airline had been used to airlift Ugandans that had been stuck in foreign countries like South Africa, India, Nigeria, and the UAE among others when countries closed their borders and issued travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
Fly the crane to the Pearl of Africa.
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