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Uganda Airlines is the nation’s premier air carrier, providing scheduled air transportation in East Africa and nearby foreign markets. 

The nation’s premier passenger and cargo carrier is Uganda Airlines. In East Africa and nearby foreign markets, it offers scheduled air transportation services. 

The carrier is an expansion of the earlier Uganda Airlines, which ran from 1977 to 2001. 

The Cabinet of Uganda decided to relaunch Uganda Airlines following research and extensive consultations. 

On the morning of August 28, 2019, eight passengers boarded Uganda Airlines’ inaugural flight from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The first flight by Uganda Airlines to Kilimanjaro International Airport was launched on November 13, 2019, concluding the first phase of operations on seven routes that had begun with flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. 

Uganda Airlines started offering regular, commercial passenger service to Zanzibar on December 16, 2019. 

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Uganda Airlines began operating scheduled flights to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 18, 2020. 

Uganda Airline Destinations

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Uganda Airlines’ initial route network included flights to Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Bujumbura, and Mogadishu. 

With the arrival and addition of new aircraft to its fleet, Uganda Airlines broadened its route network and currently also flies to Dubai, Kinshasa (DRC), Zanzibar, Johannesburg, and Addis Abeba. 

The airline also intends to operate international flights linking Uganda to Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, and Asia.

Uganda Airlines stated that its priorities included launching a domestic service in partnership with current domestic providers; expanding travel options to Europe and DRC; launching services in China, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and India; and obtaining a license from the Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO).

Uganda Airlines Fleet

Uganda Airlines acquired its first two Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft on April 23, 2019. On October 5, 2019, the third and fourth CRJ900 aircraft were delivered. 

The first A330-841 was delivered by Airbus to a delegation of Ugandan government officials on December 21, 2020. 

The second A330-841 was delivered to Entebbe, Uganda, on February 2, 2021, increasing the fleet size of Uganda Airlines to six aircraft.

Where is Uganda Airlines located?

The Uganda Airlines corporate offices are situated inside Entebbe International Airport in Wakiso District, about 34 kilometres by road south of Kampala, the country’s capital city.