January 09, 2020: Uganda Airlines announced that it will fly to Johannesburg, South Africa soon with a direct flight out of Entebbe, Uganda. The official announcement was made through its twitter page. The route will be served with a CRJ900.

Meanwhile, Uganda Airlines already serves Juba, Bujumbura, Mogadishu, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Nairobi and Mombasa.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hello South Africa!....ENTEBBE - JOHANNESBURG....Coming soon <a href="https://t.co/GC7XFfxeX9">pic.twitter.com/GC7XFfxeX9</a></p>— Uganda Airlines (@UG_Airlines) <a href="https://twitter.com/UG_Airlines/status/1214884660343431168?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">January 8, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Uganda Airlines took off its inaugural flight on August 27 from Uganda’s Entebbe Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, Kenya.

In December, 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.