Uganda Airlines makes maiden flight

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
News & Notices

Uganda Airlines  makes maiden flight 

The inaugural flight underlines the start of a new chapter in Uganda's commercial aviation, with President Yoweri Museveni describing the commissioning as a "historic moment" for all Ugandans.


Uganda's new-look flag carrier, Uganda Airlines, successfully completed its maiden flight from Entebbe to Nairobi on Tuesday,

After a colourful ceremony of speeches and musical performances under glorious mid-morning sunshine, Flight UR202 took off from Entebbe International Airport at around 12:10pm and landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the Kenyan capital an hour later.

At JKIA, the plane was welcomed with a symbolic water salute.

The welcome ceremony was at Four Seasons, with Kenya's cabinet secretary for East African Community Adan Mohamed the chief guest. 

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) managing director, also in attendance, said "we are proud that Uganda Airlines has joined our airline fraternity at JKIA. We  extend to you a warm welcome and wish you success at this airport".

The Function was attended by Government officials, private sector representatives, diplomats, including Kenya's high commissioner to Uganda, and other stakeholders.

Amos Lugolobi, Parliament's budget committee chairperson, and his counterparts George Wilson Kumama Nsamba (infrastructure committee) and Syda Bbumba (national economy committee) were among the politicians in attendance.

Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and industry as well congragulates The Uganda airlines for this great archievement  and we put our trust in it to help our business community speed up the process of doing business at a less cost. 


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