Uganda Airlines will on 24 July 2020 perform a repatriation flight from multiple West African cities to Entebbe.
The East Africa airline in a tweet said “Hello Ugandans in West Africa, #WelcomeHomeUG. Uganda Airlines will on 24th of July 2020 operate a repatriation charter flight from Lagos-Nigeria, Accra-Ghana, Abidjan-Ivory Coast and Douala-Cameroon to Entebbe”.
On 3 July 2020, Uganda Airlines performed a similar multiple city repatriation flight to Southern Africa. The airline picked up Ugandan returnees in Lusaka, Zambia and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking on the arrival of the flight from Johannesburg, Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer Cornwell Muleya said “the airline was set up to bridge the gap between travel and connectivity and Ugandans are now reaping the benefits of this investment. Yesterday 71 Ugandans stranded in Southern Africa returned home abroad the crane”.
On 19 June the airline performed test flights for its entire fleet of 4 Mitsubishi CRJ900 aircraft, in preparation of service resumption.
African Aviation expert and Founder/CEO i-Fly Aviation Derek Nseko said “These flights further demonstrate the airline’s readiness to fly within the stringent protocols enforced as a result of the global pandemic, the capability of Uganda airlines to surpass their current regional network and could perhaps even be a glimpse of the future”.
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