Uganda Airlines to launch flights to Somalia in August

Uganda Airlines will launch direct flights to the Somali capital Mogadishu late this month.

in a statement, the authorities of Ugandan national Carrier said the airlines has set August 28, 2019, as the official date for the company’s maiden commercial flights to Mogadishu.

The company set the price of its ticket to and from Mogadishu saying A return journey to Mogadishu has been set at 590 USD.

The statement says the aircraft will fly Somali capital three times a day.
Uganda Airlines will also start several maiden commercial flights to Nairobi, Juba and Dar Es Salaam.

Jennifer Bamuturaki Musiime, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Airline company says the airline has also set up booking offices at the airport and several other locations.

“By the time we decided on when the maiden commercial flight will be, we had already put in place all necessary requirements including booking offices,” added Musiime.

She said the lower costs of traveling to different destinations will enable the company to get enough clients. The aircrafts available carry up to 72 passengers each.

The company purchased two aircraft, Bombardier CRJ 900 series on April 23, in a bid to revive the National Carrier.

But the two planes remained stationed at the VVIP Parking Apron of Entebbe International Airport awaiting clearance from the Aviation regulator to start commercial flights.