Air Uganda sets date for Mogadishu flights


(Posted 15th June 2013)

Air Uganda, the Pearl of Africa’s quasi national airline, has just announced the launch date for their latest destination, Mogadishu in Somalia. Starting on 08th of July, U7 will fly initially three times a week nonstop between Entebbe and Mogadishu, offering government officials, army personnel and a growing number of business people from Uganda the fastest way yet to reach Somalia.

Uganda, alongside Burundi, was the first country to commit a major contingent of troops some years ago to the African Union led peace keeping mission, and with that mission now more or less accomplished, has the time come to launch commercial flights, available for everyone, compared to the purely military flights which had in the past served as a link between the two countries.

In a related development it was also learned that Air Uganda is keenly eying Southern African destinations, and while official confirmation is still awaited, Harare, and perhaps Lusaka have been mentioned to this correspondent by usually reliable sources. Air Uganda only a few weeks ago received a third CRJ 200 aircraft to replace their last MD 87, which has been redeployed into the fleet of another Celestair partner. Happy Landings, as and when, to crews and passengers, when flights to Mogadishu commence in just under three weeks’ time.