Ephraim Bagenda, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Airlines has confirmed that the company’s first two Bombardier jets are set to arrive in the country in April.
In 2018 Uganda ordered for four CRJ900 from the Canadian plane makers, as the first step on reviving the defunct Uganda Airlines.
“The first two jest will be in the country in the first week of April, and for the other two, one will be delivered in July and another in September,” he said.
Bagenda added that when the two jets arrive, they will start registering for the Air Operation Certificate.
“We shall start the certification process from the Civil Aviation Authority called Air Operator certificate which usually takes like two months to get”.
Bagenda told the media that 24 pilots — 12 captains and 12 first officers — have already been hired.
He added that some have finished training while others are still undergoing training.
“We are going to start with 12 regional destinations. These include; Nairobi, Mombasa, Goma, Dar es Salam, Harare, Mogadishu, Zanzibar, Kigali, Addis Ababa and Kilimanjaro”.
Uganda Airline will be the first in the region and Africa to operate the CRJ900 in dual class configuration with 76 economy seats and 12 first class seats.