The arrival of this brand new Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft into Entebbe International Airport marks the official comeback for Uganda Airlines - the country's national carrier.
With a planned fleet of six aircraft (Four CRj 900s and two A330-800), Uganda Airlines is expected to significantly boost tourism to the destination.
UTB's new CEO, Lilly Ajarova, expressed optimism at the benefits that this will bring to Uganda’s tourism industry.
“We are extremely pleased to see Uganda Airlines revived after 17 years. At UTB, we are ready and excited to work with them to ensure that both local and international travellers have a great customer experience aboard these aircrafts".
Initially, Uganda Airlines will be flying regional routes within the East African Community. Routes include Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Goma (Tanzania), Zanzibar, Harare (Zimbabwe), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
Commercial flights are expected to start in July 2019, with more planes set to be added to the fleet later this year.