By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of the Republic of Uganda with its hub at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) resumed operations last year after decades of being out of the skies.
Since its launch in July 2020, the airline is operating a fleet of four Bombardier aircraft flying to eight destinations namely Dar-es-salaam and Kirimanjaro in Tanzania, Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Mogadishu in Somalia, Juba in South Sudan, Bujumbura in Burundi, and the island of Zanzibar.
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.
“Get ready for #ANewWorld of greater connectivity and the finest passenger experience,” the airline tweeted.
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.
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