China Southern Airlines is set to officially launch operations this Thursday 11th June 2015 in Kampala to support its newest East African destination route via Nairobi.
The carrier will operate Monday, this http://continentalagra.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/akismet.php Wednesday and Friday flights between the two cities using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft which can carry 300 passengers.
The airline has been operational since 1988 with the main hub in Guangzhou, medications and two others in Beijing and Urumqi.
It is a 4-star airline according to Skytrax and a member of the sky team alliance for 15 years.
According to a statement released by the Airline Head office in Guangzhou, their service will enable the business community with direct dealings in China to travel faster at a lower rate.
The move is seen as a big step forward in boosting trade and bilateral relations between Uganda and China.
The Uganda-China business deals are estimated in billions of dollars.
Hundreds of businessmen travel to China for merchandise while Chinese corporations continue to ship in equipment and skilled labour for multi-billion dollar infrastructural projects.
In March, China and Uganda signed multi-billion dollar cooperation deals including an agreement on the upgrade and expansion of Entebbe International airport, the E-Government ICT National Transmission Backbone project phase 3, construction of an industrial skills training and Production centre and concessional loan agreements worth 1.2billion US dollars at a colourful ceremony witnessed by President Yoweri Museveni and President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
President Museveni said then that China and Uganda have policies to promote a win-win situation between the two countries, adding, “China has successfully experimented with economic zones and industrial parks and stands ready to share experiences without any reservations.”
The airline has promised to introduce direct flights from Entebbe to Guangzhou in a few months.
“China Southern Airlines promises to deliver safe and reliable air travel, with value for money,” the statement sent to ChimpBusiness on Wednesday reads in part.
The GSA Marketing Officer in Kampala; Ms. Becky Nampamba confirms that the official launch ceremony in Kampala will be graced by the Senior Vice President of China Southern Airlines and a host of high ranking executives from China, Nairobi and Dar-as-salaam where its operations are already established.
“The Airline boasts of a worldwide clean safety record with a fleet of over 200 Airline carriers,” the statement concluded.
The opposition FDC are mourning the shocking death of their colleague, doctor http://centerpasutri.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Eddie Bbale.
Harold Kaija, shop http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/shortcodes/footer.php a member of FDC’s publicity desk, http://columbiavehicles.com/components/com_k2/views/item/tmpl/itemform.php said Bbale succumbed to ulcers at Mulago Referral Hospital on Tuesday.
“While discussing the budget on Radio Sapientia this (Tuesday) evening, Councillor Kasibante Hassan called me twice. I asked him to send a text. He wrote that Eddie Bbale has passed on. Eddie died in Mulago due to ulcers,” said Kaija.
However, FDC officials told ChimpReports that Bbale could have died of other causes.
Opposition activists said Bbale was healthy during the last few days only to be told that he had passed on.
“I had tried calling him yesterday (Monday) but his phone was off. When I called Colline Carol Nantongo, she didn’t tell me he was sick,” recounted Kaija.
Bbale joined opposition activism last year when Nantongo joined FDC.
Bbale was previously Nantongo’s driver and had already started drumming up support for her Kampala Women MP candidacy in the 2016 elections.
Nantongo is expected to challenge Hon Nabilah Naggayi in the upcoming elections.
Kaija said Bbale “loved change,” adding, “He would take any order which would move the struggle forward.”