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Uganda Airlines’ second AirBus A330neo arrives


Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of its second Airbus A330-800neo (PHOTO/Bamulanzeki)

ENTEBBE The second AirBus A330-800neo purchased by government for the Uganda Airlines has arrived.

The plane was received by the minister for Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala on Tuesday.

Uganda Airlines in a statement said: “The A330neo addition to Uganda Airlines fleet offers #ANewWorld of greater connectivity for the travellers, superior comfort and the best passenger experience with its unique Airspace Cabin with 20 full-flat business – class beds, 28 premium – economy seats and 210 economy – class seats, totaling 258 seats; the quietest cabin in its category, high definition video, 3D capabilities touch screen and WiFi connectivity.”

The brand new aircraft landed at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday morning following a delivery flight from Toulouse, France (PHOTO/Bamulanzeki).

Gen Katumba said that Uganda Airlines is 100% owned by the government of Uganda, refuting claims that the country owns only 0.2% of the shares.

The delivery, according to the Uganda Airlines, is an ‘affirmation’ of the national airliner’s ambition to start long haul operation.

The airline said the new wide-body pair will serve its international network expansion with flights from Entebbe International Airport (the hub), to intercontinental destinations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The new aircraft has a total of 280 seats and will enable Uganda Airlines launch flights to Johannesburg, London, Dubai, and China (PHOTO/Bamulanzeki).

The acquisition of a second Airbus brings the national carrier’s fleet to six aircraft after four 72- seater Bombadier CRJ9OOs that arrived earlier for shorter regional routes.

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