Uganda Airlines to revive domestic flights-Says Bamuturaki

In Summary
  • Revival of Domestic routes will promote tourism.
  • Uganda Airlines to Acquire Approved maintenance Organization AMO certification.
  • More flights to Europe and UK  in the pipeline.
Uganda Airlines Boss Bamuturaki listening to Eng Bagenda during the Media engagement in Kampala
Uganda Airlines Boss Bamuturaki listening to Eng Bagenda during the Media engagement in Kampala
Image: Daudi Zirimala

The National Carrier the Uganda Airlines is in the process of reviving domestic flights in partnership with local operators in a bid to promote tourism in the country.

According to Uganda Airlines Ag Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Bamuturaki, the airline commenced discussions with two local operators including Eagle Air to work on all the required  documentation to revive domestic routes.

Speaking at the same event the Airline Engineer Bagenda noted that Internal capability and capacity have been built by recruiting qualified Engineers acquiring the required tools/equipment, spares and materials to the required standards.

Speaking to the media Bamuturaki said that after securing the Approved maintenance Organization AMO certification by Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, this will enable the airline to reduce its dependence on foreign maintenance contractors, engineers among others hence transferring skills locally that will enable the local operators to revive domestic flights.

She notes that going forward, the key focus areas for the Airline in 2022 will be an investment in customer retention systems, seeking strategic partnerships, growing cargo operations, network expansion and championing the COVID-19 fight, especially encouraging vaccinations.

Our network expansion plans for 2022 include direct flights to cities in Europe, India and the Far East, DRC, Middle East in Saudi Arabia, Lagos Nigeria in West Africa and feasibility studies in these cities are underway, she added.

Similarly the Airline is also undergoing evaluation processes by the UK CAA and EASA to operate in the United Kingdom and European Union.