December 09, 2019: Uganda Airlines, which took to the skies after 18 years on August 27, 2019, from Entebbe Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, Kenya, now plans Zanzibar, Tanzania as its next destination from December 16.

Besides Nairobi, the airline already flies to Mombasa (Kenya), Juba (South Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), and Mogadishu (Somalia) with Zanzibar becoming the carrier’s 8th destination.

The newly revived carrier now has a fleet of four CRJ 900 series operating routes in East and Central Africa. Early this year, the government equally firmed up its order for two A330-800, the latest version of A330 widebody aircraft.

Meanwhile, the former country director of Ethiopian Airlines Abbey Egesa has advised the Uganda National Airlines company to consider cargo transportation and domestic travel as key components for the operation of its national carrier. He said that many of the airline companies across the world benefit most from the transportation of cargo across borders for export and import and thus a revived company such as Uganda Airlines would need to focus on increasing cargo transportation.

To achieve this, he stated, the airline company should register in the cargo charter groups of the aviation industry, advance the improvement in the use of the aviation world for export and import trading and propose a broad domestic service plan to supplement the Entebbe Hub development.

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