Uganda national carrier Uganda Airlines (UG) has resumed regional flights after the East African state reopened its airports for international travel on 01 October 2020.
In a phased approach the airline will resume services to four East African destinations namely, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba and Mogadishu. Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Bujumbura and Zanzibar will be added to the network thereafter.
In a previous statement the airline said: “Our plans for the African network expansion will continue and we plan to launch scheduled operations to Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Harare and Lusaka in the coming months.”
Upon arrival in Nairobi, Uganda Airlines was welcomed to a traditional water cannon salute. During the welcoming party, African Airlines Association Secretary General Abderahamane Barthe said, “We’d like to commend Uganda Airlines for the milestones achieved thus far in the successful provision of scheduled air transportation services in East Africa and for the robust measures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of the travellers.”
Uganda Airlines will take delivery of an Airbus A330-800NEO in December and plans to launch international flights to Mumbai, Dubai, Guangzhou and London.
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