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Uganda Airlines is celebrating the arrival of two more bombardier CRJ 900 jetliners that touched the ground on 7th October 2019 at Entebbe international airport. The two jets reached Entebbe airport at 9.50 am amidst celebrations, chants, and dances by different government officials and local people celebrating the revival of Uganda Airlines, which has been non-operating since 2001. President Museveni was the guest of honor alongside other government officials and investors. The new bombardier jets arrived five months after the first set of bombardier that was received in April 2019. The first set of jetliners has already started operations to Nairobi, Kinshasha, Mogadishu, Bujumbura, Da E Salaam, Juba and Johannesburg among other destinations. More so, the new jetliners are fit and ready to fly, which will ease connectivity between Uganda and other countries. Uganda airlines is now set to expand her route networks covering most African and further destination hence encouraging more travels to, within and from Uganda. The jets were seen circling in the skies of Entebbe and Kampala before landing at Entebbe International airport.
The origin of the new bombardiers
Well, the two new bombardier jets namely UR474 and UR470 were manufactured in Canada. The jets were imported from Canada on Saturday 6th October 2019, and they flew through Netherlands, Belgium, Aswan, Egypt, Greece and finally, landed at Entebbe international airport, their final destination. The new jets are registered as 5x-KDP representing Kidepo Valley National park, Uganda’s furthest and least visited national park while the other one registered as 5x-KNP for Kabalega National park (Murchison falls park), Uganda’s oldest and biggest national park, home to a high concentration of wildlife, birds ad the mighty Murchison falls. The new cabin crew for the newly introduced jets includes Captains Emmanuel Mutebi, Charles Karabarinde, Stephen Ariong, and Micheal Kaliisa, the Corporate QM.
About the new bombardiers
The cabins of the new bombardier are designed in a way that allows passengers to carry and store an oversized roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins. This will save passengers the hustles of checking bags at the counter. Each aircraft is set to carry 88 passengers 76 in economy class and 12 in first-class seats. The revived Uganda Airlines will be the first carrier to operate the new CRS-series atmosphere cabin in Africa.
The interior of the new aircraft comprises of the wheel first roller bag capability, larger passenger living space, spacious lavatory, material choice, contemporary designs, and increased cabin connectivity options. These will provide passengers comfort and enjoyable flights to whichever destination.
Reason for the revival of Uganda airlines
The major reason for the revival of Uganda Airlines is to promote tourism in the Pearl of Africa and ensure national pride in Uganda. The new jets will ease connectivity between Uganda and outside world countries. Also, Uganda airlines will ease connectivity within Uganda to different national parks. The national carrier will undeniably increase travelers to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, game viewing in Murchison falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Parks among others.
In 2020, Uganda Airlines expects to receive the other two bombardiers to make connections to, within and from Uganda to the outside world much easier and fun. Also, Uganda expects to receive an increased number of tourist arrivals to visit different tourist spots in the Pearl of Africa. The top tourist spots in Uganda include Bwindi forest for mountain gorilla trekking, Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking, Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo Valley National Parks for game viewing. Uganda airlines are so far the most affordable carrier compared to Kenta airs and Rwanda Air.
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