KAMPALA – State minister for works and transport Gen Katumba Wamala in a company of Permanent secretary Waiswa Bageya have received the third and fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft on arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
The first of two additional CRJ900 aircraft, registered as 5X-KNP – standing for Kidepo National Park – touched down just around 3:00PM, did the second new aircraft joining her sistership on the ground at 3.09pm.
A rousing welcome was extended to pair by the gathered guests and viewed by passengers arriving and departing from Entebbe International Airport at the time.
A traditional water canon welcome was extended to both aircraft, as they left the taxiway and entered the apron space outside the main terminal building.
The arrival brings to four the number of CRJ aircraft now operated by Africa’s youngest national airline.
The additional aircraft will allow Uganda Airlines to add more frequencies to in demand destinations and, on 11th of November, add Mombasa before yet more regional destinations will be launched.
Two Airbus A330-800Neo will be joining the Uganda Airlines fleet by late 2020 and early 2021 to then commence long haul intercontinental services.
With the new aircraft, the airline will expand its route network to cover more destinations in Southern and Central Africa, having launched to Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Mogadishu, Bujumbura, Juba and others.