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Uganda Airlines Expands Fleet and Route Network

Uganda’s national airline is on an upward trajectory, with significant fleet and route expansion in the pipeline.

A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330neo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Uganda Airlines is in a growth phase with exciting new developments lying ahead for the African carrier.

The full-service airline has a fleet consisting of seven aircraft. It currently has two Airbus A330s and four CRJ-900s. In addition, it has an Airbus A320 on a wet lease from Johannesburg-based Global Airways.

Current Fleet

The Entebbe-based carrier uses its widebody Airbus A330neo aircraft to operate long-haul services to Dubai, Lagos, and Mumbai.

The CRJ-900s are used to operate short-haul domestic and regional routes including to Dar Es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar in Tanzania, Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Bujumbura; Burundi and Juba, South Sudan among others.

The wet-leased Airbus A320 is used to operate services to Johannesburg and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition, Uganda Airlines has placed an order for more next-generation aircraft with four Airbus A320neos on order.

New Routes in the Pipelines

In addition to its existing route network comprising 13 regional and intercontinental routes, Uganda Airlines aims to launch flights to London Gatwick Airport towards the end of the year. It has already secured the rights to operate this service.

The airline will also be launching new services to Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe within the near future. The cities will be served using a triangular routing.

Interlining with South African Airways

Speaking to Uganda Airlines CEO Jenifer Bamuturaki, on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wings of Change Focus Africa conference – held in Johannesburg on July 2-3, Bamuturaki said that the airline was in the advanced stages of arranging an interline agreement with South African Airways.

The interline agreement is set to open up further connectivity for passengers. The route networks of both carriers will offer expanded connectivity on the African continent and beyond. 

Lorne Philipot

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  • Lorne Philipot

    Lorne is a South Africa-based aviation journalist. He was captivated and fascinated by flying from the day he took his first airline flight. With a passion for aviation in his blood, he has flown to destinations in all corners of the globe. Lorne has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. Drawing on his travels and passion for aviation, Lorne enjoys writing about airlines, routes, networks, and new developments.

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