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Uganda Airlines to return to the skies after 18 years


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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has received two Bombardier CRJ900 jets from Canada at Entebbe International Airport.

The arrival of the new planes, with the words Ugandan Airlines on the sides of the aircraft, marks the official comeback for the East African country’s national carrier, that was grounded in 2001.

Authorities hope that revival of the national carrier will help the economy and boost tourism. 

Commercial flights are expected to start in July, and two more bombardier planes are to be added to the fleet later this year.

Watch this video courtesy of BBC News:

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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