Into 6 months of service, Uganda Airlines announces Kinshasa as its 10th destination
Uganda Airlines will soon fly to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
February 13, 2020: After the launch of its Johannesburg service in January this year, Uganda Airlines will soon fly to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The national carrier which was revived after 18 years revealed the news through its Twitter handle.
The carrier which operates a fleet of four CRJ900 to 8 destinations from its hub in Entebbe took off the inaugural flight on August 27, 2019, to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi. In 2019, the government equally firmed up its order for two A330-800s, the latest version of A330 widebody aircraft.
Last year, the airline started flying to Mombasa and Nairobi (Kenya), Juba (South Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa); and Mogadishu (Somalia).
Uganda Airlines' nonstop flight to Moi International Airport, Mombasa gives customers an advantage as Kenya Airways and RwandAir which fly to Mombasa make a stop in Nairobi. With the stopover, the journey takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes but the direct flight takes 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Until a few years ago, Air Uganda (now defunct) used to offer daily departures from Entebbe to Mombasa, using a 50-seat CRJ200 aircraft.
In December 2019, the former country director of Ethiopian Airlines Abbey Egesa advised the Uganda National Airlines company to consider cargo transportation and domestic travel as key components for the operation of its national carrier.