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Uganda Airline Loses Shs1.2b Each Day It’s Airbus A330 Is Grounded, Report Says

A report to President Museveni has shown that the National carrier, Uganda Airlines is losing USD305,500, approximately shs1.2 billion, everyday the Airbus A330 aircraft is grounded.

Purchased purposely for long-distance or international flights, the national carrier has two Airbus A330-800neo aircraft but they are yet to start work.

Out of the two planes, only one is currently operating on the Entebbe- Dubai route.

The company is in the middle of securing landing rights in China. This is at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Heathrow Airport, another busy airport in the UK.

The national carrier is yet to commence trips to the two destinations. However, this is the second craft that has been grounded. According to the report, Uganda loses a lot of money every day the aircraft is grounded.

“The current utilization of the Airbus fleet amounts to 33 hours at present for each aircraft. The lack of utilization on the Airbus fleet leads to an accumulated loss amounting to $305,500 per day,” the report says in part.

This is leading to loss of revenue.

It also indicates that there’s an underutilization of the four CRJ Bombardiers that the national carrier operates. This is leading to loss of revenue.

“The current utilization of the CRJ fleet stands at 72 Hours per Aircraft per month. Whereas up to 400 hours would be feasible. The underutilized capacity of the four CRJs combined also still amount to another USD 51,300 daily. This is resulting in accumulated wastage of $ 356,800.00 each day which equals USD 10,704,000 per month,” it said.

Uganda Airlines currently flies to Mogadishu, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Bujumura, Kinshasa, Zanzibar, Juba and Johannesburg. It has flights twice a day and others five times a week in some of these destinations.

This report comes at a time when Jenifer Bamuturaki, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, is on the spot from the Parliamentary Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE). The fuss is over the manner through which she got hired and other irregular operations of the  Uganda Airlines.

However, despite the storm currently at the national carrier, many say Bamuturaki has played a key role in steering the Uganda Airlines back to the right direction.

It is now time to tell whether the current storm will not dent the image that the national carrier has built since its inception a few years ago.

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