More flights to major destinations in Eastern Africa
Air Uganda declared yesterday a rise in flights to several of their destinations in East Africa starting April 14. Recent is that Mombasa is going to be served 5 times each week up from the earlier 4 flights each week, eliminating the en-route stop by Kilimanjaro. This really is of enthusiastic interest to the business community in Uganda which imports more than 90 % of the cargo through Mombasa an Indian Ocean port whereas visitors interested in exploring the Kenyan beaches can today gave better chances to fly to the coast where amazing deals this year are available for all East African Community residents.
currently, Kilimanjaro is served 3 times every week, and soon will rise to 4 times in a combined code-share operation with Precision Air of Tanzania while also under the same deal, Dar es Salaam is going to be served 2 times a day in comparison to the previous single flight each day, enabling day trips between Uganda and Dar es Salaam without needing a night’s stay and a exclusive fare to create more traffic for the brand-new double every day service was introduced at US Dollars 165 return inclusive of taxes plus fees.
Precision Air will not operate flights from these two airports into Entebbe under their very own banner however use the flights of Air Uganda within a commercial-code share agreement that is considered to be good for the two airlines while offering passengers brand-new options.
Mogadishu/Somalia which is the most recently unveiled destination will as well see the number of flights each week increase from 3 to 4 every week, an indication of continued solid demand along the route.
in addition, Juba will see two daily flights keep on besides on Wednesdays as well as Fridays, when 3 daily flights link Entebbe and the capital city of South Sudan.
Nairobi flights will continue to be, in the meantime, on the same grade with 3 flights each day besides Saturday when 2 flights will be operated.
Bujumbura flights are likewise increased from the current 4 to 5 times every week and have been altered to unlimited flights either way.
Kigali meanwhile will, for now, be served by RwandAir running a flight code-shared with Air Uganda, that allowed U7 to cost-free aircraft capacity required to rise flights in other places
Presently, Air Uganda functions a consistent number of Bombardier CRJ200 jets in one class-economy configuration each of fifty seats. Rumor has it however that an increase in the fleet as well as change in the type of aircraft may be along the way with speculation filled if quasi national airline of Uganda can upgrade from CRJ200 to the bigger CRJ700NextGen or perhaps the CRJ900NextGen, enable them to offer their commended business class of MD 87 yet again.
This type of move, if verified, would as well most probably take the wind from the sails of self-serving insurance supporters trying to restore the non-operational Uganda Airlines as a structure to take advantage of public coffers, that regardless should not be a concern as President Museveni together with His Highness the Aga Khan some months back agreed that the government of Uganda would put money into Air Uganda. The Main investor of Air Uganda, to date, is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – AKFED, which has through the years carried the responsibility of having Uganda’s national colors flown throughout the region.