First signs of resurrection of the defunct national career, Uganda Airlines, have emerged.
Photos appeared Thursday evening conforming final touches being made on one of the four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by the national airline.
Uganda in July this year placed a firm order for the four ultra-modern aircraft valued at $190 million (Shs 711Billion)
The photos which emerged on social media showed one of them in a paint hanger.
Uganda Airlines which was liquidated in 2001 following failed attempts to privatize it, is hoped to take back to the skies early next year.
Uganda Airlines is expected to operate the CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.
Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices.
The ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design according to Bombardier, allows passengers to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.
Uganda Airlines has also ordered two Airbus A330 – 800 NEOs
According to Works Minister Azuba Ntege, the 6 brand new Uganda Airlines aircraft, are slated to start arriving early next year.
The first Bombardier, Azuba said, will arrive in the country at the end of January next year, while the other three will come in one after every month.
As for the 2 Airbus aircraft, the minister revealed that these take at least one month to manufacture, and thus will arrive in 2020.