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Uganda Airlines treats clients to Airbus experience as airline celebrates second anniversary

Lubega Mudasilu Kyewalyanga, UG Standard marketing boss was part of Uganda Airlines A330neo flight to Juba (PHOTO /Courtesy)

ENTEBBE  — Uganda Airlines is celebrating its second anniversary of the resumption of commercial flights after nearly 17 years of absence.

With four CRJ900 aircrafts the airline hit the skies again on August 28, 2019 with a first commercial flight to Nairobi, Kenya, and later expanded its route network to Juba (South Sudan), Mogadishu (Somalia), Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania, Mombasa (Kenya) and Bujumbura in Burundi.

This week, the airline dusted off Airbus A330neo planes—taking to the skies above Africa —strengthening its status as the country’s national carrier.

The country’s aviation regulator, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) early this month cleared Uganda Airlines long-range operations with non-stop intercontinental flights to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The airline on Friday August 27 treated its clients enroute to Juba and Nairobi to a Airbus experience. UG Standard Marketing Director Lubega Mudasilu Kyewalyanga was part of the journey to Juba,South Sudan capital.

“I was thrilled by the hospitality, experience and the due diligence of the airline staff (cubin crew) before during and after the flight in Airbus A330neo Mt. Elgon,” Lubega said on Saturday.

Mr. Lubega says more passengers couldn’t hide their excitement in Mt. Elgon after they were treated to a unique experience of one of the newest birds.

Lubega Mudasilu Kyewalyanga was excited by customer services in Uganda Airlines (PHOTO /Courtesy)

He added:” I had the chance to explore Mt. Elgon’s full comfort — seeing the 20 full-flat, business-class beds, 28 premium-economy seats and 210 economy-class seats, totalling 258 seats.”

“The A330neo cabin offers a unique passenger experience with more personal space — giving you more reasons to fly Uganda Airlines”

“The A330neo is a true new-generation aircraft powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and featuring a new wing with increased span and A350-inspired Sharklets”.

“The A330neo provides an unprecedented level of efficiency,” he said

Uganda Airline, which will operate a direct service to Heathrow, has been allocated five flights a week to London and six to Dubai, according to reports.

Uganda Airlines’ entry on the route will offer the only non-stop connection to the UK from Uganda , a market that is indirectly served by at least nine of the international airlines that call at Entebbe.

On average, 230 passengers travelled daily between Entebbe and London in 2019, according to the Airline Network News and Analysis, anna.aero.

Uganda Airlines will be offering night departures on the outbound leg, while the return flights will depart Heathrow mid-morning.

The carrier has launched services to Lusaka and Johannesburg, bringing the regional network to over 20 destinations.

Uganda began 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.

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