Uganda Airlines, touched down in Kilimanjaro as it was launching its commercial flight. This follows a series of successful launches of commercial flights to Nairobi, Juba, Mogadishu, Dar es Salaam, Bujumbura and Mombasa on 28th, 29th 30th August 30th September 11th November respectively. Kilimanjaro is now the 7th official destination to which Uganda Airlines flies.
The event was graced by the Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. Monica Azuba Ntege at Entebbe International Airport.
In her speech, she said, “For Uganda Airlines to be flying to Tanzania is a great milestone in the development of our nation and in building relations with other countries. This will enhance the relationship between Uganda and Tanzania. With this kind of milestone, The East African Community is developing in infrastructure. Uganda Airlines will reduce foreign expenditure since Ugandans would now be spending their travel money on their own air carrier.”
The CEO, Uganda Airlines, Mr. Cornwell Muleya noted in his speech, “Kilimanjaro is now the 7th official destination to which Uganda Airlines flies and we will operate direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport three times a week, that is, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.”
He added, ” There are some exciting developments in the pipeline, and we will soon expand our route network to include Kinshasa in DRC, Zanzibar, Asmara in Eritrea, Hargeisa in Somaliland, Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Johannesburg in South Africa, Djibouti, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.”
UR flight 302* took-off from Entebbe International Airport at 10:00 am and touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, by 11:15 am.
Passengers aboard the flight were welcomed by Uganda High Commissioner to Tanzania, Richard Tumusiime Kaboonero, Tanzania Aviation Officials, Regional Commissioner Tanzania, government officials, and the media.
Uganda Airlines will be flying to Kilimanjaro, 3 times weekly on; i.e., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.
With the recent addition of 2 new aircraft to the fleet, the airline is expected to launch new routes to other countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, and South Africa.
All travelers can book and purchase their Uganda Airlines tickets at the Uganda Airlines offices in Kampala, at Victoria University House, Victoria Mall in Entebbe Town and at Entebbe International Airport. Bookings and check-ins can also be done online via the Uganda Airline website.
ABOUT UGANDA AIRLINES
Uganda Airlines is the nation’s flagship carrier, operating both cargo and passenger services with scheduled and non-scheduled flights within the East African region and near-international markets.
On 23rd April 2019, the carrier received two Bombardier CRJ900s, the first of a growing fleet and commercial operations commenced on 28th August 2019, with flights to Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Bujumbura, and Mogadishu.
The airline is set to expand its route network to include Kinshasa in DRC, Zanzibar, Asmara in Eritrea, Hargeisa in Somaliland, Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Johannesburg in South Africa, Djibouti, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. International destinations will be added to the network on the acquisition of 2 Airbus A330-800neo wide-body aircraft with increased cargo and passenger capacity for long-haul flights, by the end of 2020.