#UgandaAirlines retains the ‘Youngest Fleet in Africa’ award


(Posted 27th January 2023)




Uganda Airlines has retained the award by CH-Aviation for operating the youngest fleet in Africa for the third year running.

The airline operates four CRJ900 – formerly known as Bombardier – the first two of which were delivered on 23rd of April 2019. After two more of these aircraft were delivered to the airline – brand new from the factory – did two Airbus A330-800Neo join the fleet, to allow the launch of long haul operations.

Impacted by the COVID19 pandemic, like all other airlines at the time, did Uganda Airlines have to relaunch operations basically from scratch, with long haul plans put on hold. This was due to firstly China having closed down to air traffic for a prolonged period as a result of the pandemic – and only recently opened her skies again – and secondly for Britain still having to certify Entebbe International Airport vis a vis aviation security, holding UR back from launching flights to London Heathrow, where incidentally landing rights and a landing slot have been secured.



Runner ups are also airlines from East Africa, with Kenya’s Jambojet in second place and Air Tanzania in third place.

Indian ocean airlines Air Seychelles and Air Austral – from Reunion – held on to placed 4 and 5 on the list.

www.ATCNews.org extends best wishes to Uganda Airlines and the other airlines from the region and the Indian Ocean islands for their accomplishment.


Find below also the New Year’s message of the Uganda Airlines CEO Mrs. Jenifer Bamuturaki in which she makes reference to UR hosting the #AFRAA Annual General Assembly in 2023 while she herself was elected as President of the African Airline Association for the year 2023:


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