ENTEBBE – The second AirBus A330-800neo purchased by government for the Uganda Airlines has arrived.
The plane was received by the minister for Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala on Tuesday.
Uganda Airlines in a statement said: “The A330neo addition to Uganda Airlines fleet offers #ANewWorld of greater connectivity for the travellers, superior comfort and the best passenger experience with its unique Airspace Cabin with 20 full-flat business – class beds, 28 premium – economy seats and 210 economy – class seats, totaling 258 seats; the quietest cabin in its category, high definition video, 3D capabilities touch screen and WiFi connectivity.”
Gen Katumba said that Uganda Airlines is 100% owned by the government of Uganda, refuting claims that the country owns only 0.2% of the shares.
The delivery, according to the Uganda Airlines, is an ‘affirmation’ of the national airliner’s ambition to start long haul operation.
The airline said the new wide-body pair will serve its international network expansion with flights from Entebbe International Airport (the hub), to intercontinental destinations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The acquisition of a second Airbus brings the national carrier’s fleet to six aircraft after four 72- seater Bombadier CRJ9OOs that arrived earlier for shorter regional routes.