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Uganda Airlines adds its two Airbus A330-800s to its certificate

"Mt Elgon" - new Uganda Airlines' first Airbus A330-800

Uganda Airlines made this announcement on social media:

Hooray!The wait is over! Uganda Airlines’ big cranes, the Airbuses, have been added to our Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and will soon be set to fly long haul. Welcome to a new world of greater connectivity.

Top Copyright Photo: Uganda Airlines (2nd) Airbus A330-841 F-WWYS (5X-NIL) (msn 1977) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 951957.


Uganda Airlines to fly long-haul Airbus A330neo flights Dubai, London, Guangzhou and Mumbai

"Mt Elgon" - new Uganda Airlines' first Airbus A330-800

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.

Bombardier celebrates delivery of first CRJ900 aircraft to Uganda Airlines

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.

Image: Bombardier.


Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330neo aircraft

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two Airbus A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner.

Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to Uganda Airlines and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin. 

Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800 to build its medium and long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technology along with more efficient operations

Launched in July 2014, the A330neo Family is the new generation A330, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99 percent commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat versus previous generation competitors and increasing range by up to 1,500 nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation. The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets. The cabin provides the comfort of the new Airspace amenities including state-of-the-art passenger inflight entertainment and Wifi connectivity systems, amongst others.

Image: Airbus.

Uganda Airlines signs firm order for four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft

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.

\Image: Bombardier.

Uganda Airlines orders two Airbus A330neo aircraft

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.

Image: Airbus.