- February 3, 2021
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Blog
The introduction of direct flights to international destinations by Uganda Airlines is going to reduce time spent on journeys and will guarantee an exciting experience for tourists. This is according to Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who Tuesday morning received the last of two Airbus 330Neo aircraft purchased by Uganda Airlines.
Having taken delivery of the second of its two brand new Airbus A330neos, we thought we would take a look at what routes Uganda Airlines plans to operate the aircraft on. Before the new A330neos arrival Uganda Airlines was limited to flying short-haul routes within Africa to places like Nairobi, Lusaka, and Dar es Salaam.
Uganda Airlines’ entire fleet was made up of just four Bombardier CRJ-900s with an average age of 1.6-years. Uganda Airlines’ plan is to operate the twin-engine regional jets on short-haul routes linking Kampala with other African capitals.
Uganda Airlines is targeting tourists
Before the A330neos were ordered from Airbus, the government-backed airline saw tourism as a big moneymaker for the country. It already accounted for nearly 8% of the country’s GDP. While this was pre-COVID-19, Uganda Airlines still sees tourism as being the future of the airline.
The two A330-800 airliners, are the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. Plans are to use the two aircraft for the second phase of the Airline’s growth plan, with flights to the United Kingdom, China and Dubak, some of the most popular travel destinations for Ugandans.
- London Heathrow (LHR)
- Dubai (DXB)
- Guangzhou (CAN)
- Mumbai (BOM)