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Uganda Airlines to launch commercial flights to China’s port city Guangzhou

Uganda Airlines to launch direct flights to China (PHOTO/Bamulanzeki).

ENTEBBE — Few days after the Uganda flag carrier launched flights to Dubai, Ugstandard has learnt that the airliner is in the final steps of launching direct flights from Entebbe to China’s Guangzhou.

The revelation was made on Tuesday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo during virtual celebrations for the 72nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, also known as National Day the People’s Republic of China.

China and Uganda in 2019 agreed to lift their relations to a comprehensive cooperative partnership. The two countries work jointly to implement the Belt and Road Initiative as well as the outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Summit held in September 2018.

Back to Airline, Odongo via his speech noted, “The national carrier, Air Uganda plans to launch direct flights from Entebbe to Guangzhou once the regulatory procedures are completed. With the re-establishment of Uganda Airlines, we shall have direct connectivity between our two countries, which is a great opportunity for business, and people-to-people interaction.”

Guangzhou will be Uganda Airlines’ second intercontinental flight on the addition of the previously launched Dubai flights. Previously the airline has only operated within Africa, but from October 04th 2021, the airline will connect Entebbe International Airport in Uganda with Dubai. For Ugandans, this is supposed to translate to cheaper Dubai flights and put it in direct competition with FlyDubai, Emirates, and Ethiopian Airways.

It’s worth noting that previously the Airline announced that starting 4th October 2021, will be offering space for three pieces of luggage each weighing 23kgs at no extra cost, the same day Dubai flights are kicking off.

This website has since learnt that in the near future, Uganda Airlines is targeting to start flying the A330 to London, Dubai and Mumbai, with the line operating direct flights to these city pairs from Entebbe International Airport. So guys, don’t say we didn’t whisper to you good deals in time!…. But whenever you

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