KAMPALA — The national carrier Uganda Airlines has obtained slots at London Heathrow Airport & Dubai International Airport, officials have confirmed.
Uganda Airlines CEO Mr Cornwell Muleya said the national carrier has been granted landing rights at Heathrow, London to facilitate intercontinental flight.
This means, he said, the national carrier is ready longhaul flights to Dubai, London, Guangzhou and Mumbai, upon conclusion of the ongoing A330neo operations certification process.
He said there plans to expand to Johannesburg, Lusaka, Harare, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Accra, Goma, Lubumbashi and more; as well as interline and code share partnerships for seamless global operations.
Uganda last month received its second Airbus A330neo aircraft, bringing the total fleet to six as the national carrier, Uganda Airlines, continues with revival efforts.
Uganda Airlines collapsed in 2001 after it faced financial difficulties. It was liquidated after years of making losses.
Uganda resumed flight operations in August 2019 with the four Bombardiers CRJ900 for regional flights.
Government is optimistic that the revival of the national flag carrier will boost the country’s economic growth and tourism.
Ugandans spend over 400 million U.S. dollars on air travel annually.