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Uganda Airlines has landed

Landed! PHOTO via @muhangi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first two of the newly acquired Uganda Airlines aircraft have landed at Entebbe airport. The Bombardier CRJ900s, flew in from Canada Tuesday morning.

The aircraft purchased are the first in the series to have the new cabin enhancements and Uganda Airlines will be the first airline in Africa to operate them.

Uganda Airlines will also later in the year take delivery of two more Bombardier CRJ900s, to be followed next year with two Airbus A330-800 neo jetliners.

What happens after the aircraft arrive?

The aircraft will not immediately start commercial flights until they complete the Air Operator Certification (AOC certification) process.

The process has five phases and will take approximately 90 days to complete setting the timeline for start of commercial operations to be July 2019.

During this 90 day certification process, Bombardier will be showcasing the CRJ900 new cabin to other countries across Africa as a marketing strategy.

Currently Uganda has signed forty seven (47) Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries which will need to be activated.

Other key activities to be completed within this 90 days include

(i) the acquisition and transport of aircraft spares

(ii) the purchase, implementation and testing of airline systems

(iii) airport services contracting at all destinations across the network

(iv) supplier contract negotiation for operational services, fuel, catering, technical handling etc. (v) branding and uniform design

(vi) set up of commercial offices and distribution network including airline association memberships

(vii) final online system design and roll out of booking systems and payment gateways. These activities were awaiting allocation of project finances accordingly which funds have been approved.





  1. good development ,and congrants to Uganda’s first step to air transport. Our tourism will run at terrific speed

    • Welcome to the Pearl Bombardier…….it is all love and laughter and feasting. You are taking away some of the stigma our great country has been experiencing for lack of a national flag carrier. We hope you reproduce and beget even more for affordable domestic and regional flights.

  2. Wow I feel great and proud to steady progress lead by NRM government. Welcome Uganda airline bombardier and exhibit international respect to the pearl of Africa.

  3. So hopping. Thanx for the good work done n effort

  4. Thx you for the development of our air transport and to make our country the Pearl of Africa to be known every where in the world,gd work NRM regime.

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