Uganda Airlines Start Operations With Two Planes
Written by Smooth FM on August 28, 2019
After being grounded for nearly 20 years, Uganda’s national airline has launched commercial operations with a flight to the Kenyan capital.
Uganda Airlines’ inaugural flight to Nairobi on Tuesday carried mostly government and airline officials following a ceremony to re-launch the carrier that collapsed in 2001.
Uganda Airlines owns two planes. Four more have been ordered, including two Airbus jets. The carrier will fly to regional destinations such as the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni championed the revamped airline as a symbol of national pride, calling it “a new baby” in June.