UGANDA AIRLINES EXPANDS NETWORK AHEAD OF LONG HAUL LAUNCH IN EARLY 2021
(Posted 30th November 2020)
Following the announcement of Kinshasa as Uganda Airlines’ next destination two weeks ago has the airline now also confirmed that Johannesburg remains in focus for the rollout of the next phase of network expansion.
Represented in South Africa by Airline Pros International will Uganda Airlines aim not only to capture traffic from Uganda to South Africa and back – the route is presently ‘vacant‘ after South African Airways has withdrawn from it – but will also hard sell connections from South Africa via Entebbe to the planned long haul destinations in the Middle East – Dubai – Europe and China.
The choice of Airline Pros International also puts Uganda Airlines in good company of other leading African and international airlines like Air Seychelles, Air Austral, Proflight Zambia, Airlink, TAAG, LAM, Air Botswana, Air Namibia, Air Senegal and Air Cote D’Ivoire.
Uganda Airlines will take delivery of their first A338Neo just before Christmas this year and a second such aircraft is due to join the fleet in early 2021.
Together with four CRJ900 short and medium haul jets does the airline plan to serve key African cities and connect them via Entebbe to London and China.