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Glitz and glamour as Uganda Airlines receives second Airbus

Uganda Airlines Airbus A330neo (Courtesy Photo)

Uganda has received her second new Uganda Airlines plane, another Airbus A330neo, that arrived at Entebbe International Airport this morning after an 11-hour journey from Southern France.

This takes the total number of aircrafts in Uganda Airlines’ fleet to six (6) aircrafts with two Airbus A330neo aircrafts.

The first of this kind, code named ‘Mt Elgon’ was received by President Yoweri Museveni on December 22, while the second, ‘Mt Rwenzori’ has been received by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda at 9.30am at Entebbe Airport.

Just like the first, the second Airbus A330neo has been flown in by Ugandan pilots led by Uganda Airlines Chief Pilot Capt Michael Etiang.

Uganda Airlines Chief Pilot Capt Michael Etiang

In a statement in December, Airbus had said the country’s  flag-carrier had made the perfect choice of aircraft needed to operate in the new normal of post-COVID-19 recovery. 

The A330neo will enable the newly re-launched airline to launch its long-range operations with non-stop intercontinental flights to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The Uganda Airlines is owned by the Uganda government with the Ministry of Works and Transport and the Ministry of FInance, Planning and Economic Development each owning 50% shares.

Have a look at some of the pictures from the colorful ceremony at Entebbe International Airport.

Congrats to the Uganda Airlines and much congratulations to the people of Uganda as a whole.

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