Start of Uganda airlines commercial flights pushed to August

Works and Transport Minister Monica Ntege Azuba says Uganda Airlines operations will start in  August this year and not this month as earlier expected.

The Minister says the national carrier will start operations to Nairobi, Dar-salaam and Mogadishu and that the destinations will be operated first to orient staff and service providers on Uganda Airlines procedures and standards.

Azuba added that after delivery of the additional two aircrafts in September, Bujumbura, Kinshasa, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, Zanzibar, Kigali, Harare, Lusaka and Johannesburg will be the other destinations.

The national carrier was expected to start commercial operations in July 2019 following the arrival of two CRJ900 Bombardier aircrafts  in April.

Azuba said that the airline has been working towards completing the five-phase certification process required to acquire  Air Operator Certificates(AOC), which shows that the crew can fly safely to any part of the world.