Uganda Airlines-SA celebrates 3 years of operation with Uganda High Commission Pretoria

Pretoria– Amb. Paul Amoru flanked by his Mission staff on Tuesday hosted Esté McGalty, Sales Manager and Coral Spurr Reservations Manager at the Uganda Airlines- South Africa to a quiet and symbolic celebration function at the Mission’s Chancery in Pretoria to mark 3 years of operation of Uganda’s national carrier since revival after 20 years out of operation.

On 23rd April 2019, Uganda Airlines received the first two Bombardier CRJ900a, the first of a now growing fleet. During their first phase of operations, they flew to the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Bujumbura, and Mogadishu.

With the arrival and addition of new planes to their fleet, Uganda airlines expanded her route map and started the Entebbe -Johannesburg route.

The inauguration ceremony of the Entebbe- Johanesburg route was held at O.R. Tambo International Airport with the maiden flight Airbus A330 named Mt Elgon touching down O.R Tambo International Airpot on 31st of May 2021.

Uganda Airlines started with four direct flights from Entebbe to Johannesburg on a weekly basis and have since grown to five direct flights weekly, with days and times carefully selected to match travelers’ convenience and connectivity.

According to a statement by Uganda’s High Commission in Pretoria, during the celebration, Amb.Paul Amoru and his guests, agreed to continue working together through partnerships and collaborations to relentlessly market the airline and support its growth, opening up of more routes, acquisition of more and bigger aircrafts and sustained longevity of the airline in the skies.

The High commissioner pledged to work towards fostering an even stronger working relationship with the Airlines through the pledged collaborations to ensure that Uganda’s flagship national passenger and cargo carrier grows to even greater heights.

The intimate celebration of the national career’s 3rd year in operation was crowned by cutting and sharing a cake prepared and delivered by the Uganda Airline’s Staff.

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