Uganda Airlines sets August 28 for commercial flight

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Uganda Airlines sets August 28 for commercial flight.

Uganda Airlines has set August 28 as the official date for the company’s maiden commercial flight. The operators announced today Friday at a media engagement meeting in Kampala.

The company purchased two aircraft, Bombardier CRJ 900 series on April 23, 2019, in a bid to revive the national carrier. But the two planes remained stationed at the VVIP parking apron of Entebbe international airport awaiting clearance from the aviation regulator to start commercial flights. The air operating certificate was obtained on July 27 after three months of tests by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Now it has been confirmed that the aircraft will fly to Nairobi and Juba twice daily and Mogadishu, Somalia three times a day. The aircraft is also expected to fly to Dar es Salam and Kilimanjaro once a day, Bujumbura and Mombasa three times a week.

A return journey to Nairobi has been set at $278 (about Shs 1.026 million), Juba at $225 (Shs 831,150), Mogadishu $590 (Shs 2.1 million), all-inclusive of the taxes. A return ticket to Dar es Salam will cost $286 (Shs 1.05 million), Bujumbura $292 (Shs 1.073 million) Mombasa $325 (Shs 1.195 million) and Kilimanjaro $311 (Shs 1.143 million).

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