Revival of the National Airline: The two Uganda Airlines Bombardier planes CRJ900s were received on 23rd April, 2019. Government revived the National carrier which had ceased operations.
Commercial operations are expected to commence in July, 2019. The other two Bombardier CRJ900s are expected in July and September and recruitment of key staff for the National airline is completed,’said Museveni.
He said that In the transport sector, we moved to solve the issues of air-transport. Ugandans like travelling. Each year, they were donating US$450million to other countries through foreign travel.
Besides, there was a lot of inconvenience to travelling Ugandans by not having direct flights and even being charged discriminatively air fares. Since Banks were wasting our time, we paid cash,’he said.
Two air-crafts, bombardier planes, are ready here and another two will come in the month of July and September, 2019.
These will be for regional travels. We shall, straight away, go for inter-continental flights to a few high volume destinations of travelers to and from Uganda.
We are acquiring 2 Air-buses for that purpose. Those will come in December, 2020 and another one in January, 2021,’he added.
The president talked about this during today’s State of National address 2019.
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