Uganda Airlines Maiden Flight Is Slated For 28th August 2019

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We shall always remember that it is close to three decades since the Government of Uganda decided to halt the operations of the national carrier over its precarious financial position. A few can recall how great it was to enjoy the carrier but then the Uganda Airlines revamped and on 23rd April 2019. The two Bombardiers arrived at around 9:00 am landing amidst salutation and singing, “This is the day that the Lord had made; we shall rejoice and be glad in it.” A ceremony was held at the Entebbe International Airport to receive the two Bombardier planes from Canada with a team of dignitaries including President Museveni waiting on hand at the tarmac at the old airport.

Following its rebirth, the Uganda Airlines is set to officially fly on the 28th August 2019 as the official date for the company’s maiden commercial flights to Nairobi, Juba, Mogadishu and Dar Es Salaam. The above date set was announced by the Uganda Airline operators days after they obtained their air operating certificate from Uganda Civil Aviation Authority after three months of tests. The Uganda Airlines, therefore, is set to make it easy for travellers interested in Uganda safaris, Uganda tours, Uganda gorilla trekking safaris, wildlife safaris in Uganda, Uganda birding watching safaris, Uganda day tours, Uganda chimpanzee trekking tours and many more.

Are you planning to visit Uganda? Are you from a Kenya Safari? Tanzania safari? or any other Africa safari? It is now confirmed that the aircraft will fly and make transport for your safari in Uganda easy.

When and What Destinations Is The Uganda Airlines Going To Fly to?

It is confirmed that Uganda Airlines will fly to Nairobi, Juba, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, Bujumbura and Mogadishu. Uganda Airlines will fly to Nairobi and Juba twice daily and Mogadishu in 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.

Originally, Uganda Airlines had to make flights to 26 destinations according to a member of the Uganda Airlines task committee. The confirmed 19 regional and seven international routes are demand-driven. Regional routes will include Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Bujumbura, Kigali, Goma, Harare, Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam and Lagos among others. The International flights are to London, Amsterdam, Bombay, Dubai and Doha. These flights will not only connect business people but also those on holidays heading for Congo gorilla trekking safaris or Rwanda safaris dodging the long hours’ drive on dirt roads.

Fares for Uganda Airlines

The Uganda Airline fares mentioned below are promotional rates that are going to run for two months. A return journey to Nairobi will cost $ 278 (1.022 million Shillings), Juba at $ 225 (800,000 Shillings), Mogadishu $ 590 (2.1 million Shillings), all-inclusive of the taxes.

A return ticket to Dar es Salam will cost $ 286 (1.05 million Shillings), Bujumbura $ 292 (1.073 million Shillings) Mombasa $ 325(1.195 million Shillings) and Kilimanjaro $ 311 (1.143 million Shillings).

Uganda Airlines fares in summary

✳Nairobi Return $278
✳Juba $225
✳Mogadishu $590
✳Dar es Salaam $ 286
✳Bujumbura $292
✳Mombasa $325
✳Kilimanjaro $311

What is good with the Prices?

These promotional costs of Uganda Airlines will run for two months and they are slightly lower than for other airlines. For instance, a flight to Nairobi at will cost $ 278 (1.022 million Shillings) which is much lower than both Rwanda Air and Kenya Airways, which cost up to $ 330 (about 1,213 million Shillings) and $ 350 (1,287 million Shillings) respectively. These lower costs of travelling to different destinations will enable the company to get enough travellers to use air transport than road transport while travelling within the East African region. The aircrafts available carry up to 72 passengers each with only 12 slots of the First class.

How do you book a Ticket?

Jennifer Bamuturaki Musiime, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Airline Company said that the airline has also set up booking offices at the airport and several other locations.

We hope the rebirth of the Uganda airlines will boost Ugandan tourism as it will make it easy for tourists to come to Uganda for Uganda safari tours and visit destinations like Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari, Kibale National Park for a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari, Mountain hiking safaris Uganda in Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Lake Bunyonyi Uganda for Uganda birding safaris, Semuliki National Park for birding safaris Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park for a Uganda wildlife safari or short Uganda wildlife safari and many more interesting destinations. Other Uganda safaris tours to enage in may include; a Jinja city tour or 1 Day Jinja city tour, a Kampala city tour or a 1-day Kampala city excursion, a Uganda cycling safari depending on your choice of safari in Uganda.

Only a small percentage of Uganda’s largely youthful population truly remember the livery of Uganda Airlines but then here it returns. For the safari industry and those planning vacations across Africa and Uganda’s popular national parks like Queen Elizabeth National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this is a great achievement. It’s now going to be easier to tailor Rwanda wildlife safaris, Congo safaris, Uganda gorilla trekking safaris, Kenya Tours, Tanzania tours and to other African destinations.

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