AIR UGANDA TURNS 6
(Posted 16th November 2013)
Uganda’s quasi national airline Air Uganda, in airline circles known as U7, has today reached a landmark 6 years in the skies over East Africa. The carrier now flies from Entebbe to Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Bujumbura, Juba, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Mogadishu and operates a fleet of 3 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft in a 50 seat all economy version. Air Uganda is the only Ugandan airline designated by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority to operate scheduled passenger services to neighbouring countries
While selfish ‘experts’, clearly with a hidden agenda of their own, have of late tried to push the idea of restarting Uganda Airlines, the national airline liquidated after accumulating massive losses, more foresighted individuals have advised the Ugandan government to rather take up the offer on the table by Air Uganda to invest and acquire a strategic shareholding, before at some time in the future the airline can go public with an IPO to spread ownership through the Uganda Securities Exchange.
Presently the airline is fully owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, in short AKFED through Meridiana Africa Airlines (Uganda) Limited.
For today though it is Happy Birthday and Happy Landings to the crews and passengers of Air Uganda.