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Uganda Airlines add two new aircrafts

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The Uganda Airline has confirmed the purchase of two additional Bombardier CJR 900 aircraft.

However, the two planes arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Monday, October 7, increasing the number of CJR 900 aircraft to four.

Moreover, the airline receives the two CRJ 900 planes from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.

Importantly, the Uganda government paid Shs280 billion ($74.8 million) for the two planes through a supplementary budget approved by the Parliament.

Furthermore, the airline is considering expanding its destination to Kinshasa, Zanzibar, Lukasa, Asmara, Hargeisa, Djibouti and Addis Ababa.

Meanwhile, the revived airline will be the first carrier to operate the new CJR-series atmosphere Cabin in Africa.

In addition, the Uganda Airlines will operate the CJR 900 in dual-class configuration with a 76-economy seat and 12 first-class seats.

Besides, the State minister for works, Gen Katumbe Wamala, other government, and aviation officials inspected the new planes upon arrival.

The airline, which was founded in 1976 by former president Idi Amin, was liquidated in 2001 during a push to privatize state firms.

Finally, Uganda airline was relaunched in August, hoping to compete with established companies in the region’s aviation sector.

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