Uganda Airlines is in the final phase of the Airbus A330neo certification process. The new type will soon enter service from Entebbe to Dubai, London, Guangzhou and Mumbai.
The new type will start flying to London Heathrow on March 28, 2021.
The two Airbus A330-800 aircraft are named “Mt Rwenzori” (5X-CRN) and “Mt Elgon” (5X-NIL).
The flag carrier will also expand its African network to include Johannesburg, Lusaka, Harare, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Accra, Goma, and Lubumbashi.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Uganda Airlines (2nd) Airbus A330-841 F-WWYS (5X-NIL) (msn 1977) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 951957.
Uganda Airlines is expecting it first Airbus A330-800 in December 2020.
The aircraft has just exited the paint shop.
Uganda Airlines (2nd) is flying again. The second version of the flag carrier of Uganda launched operations on August 27, 2019 between Entebbe and Nairobi.
The new airline is operating with two Bombardier CRJ900s.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on April 16 celebrated the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company (Uganda Airlines).
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$190 million.
Uganda Airlines will operate the CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.
Uganda Airlines (2nd), the new national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings new Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.
The agreement was announced at Farnborough airshow by Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800neos to build its international long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technologies along with most efficient operations. The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.