Emirates Uganda new Country Manager, Puneet Kohli has spoken out on their operations in Uganda.
During his official unveiling to the press on Thursday at Nanjing Restaurant in Kampala, Kohli said the airline’s business interests in Uganda remain unchanged. He added that Emirates is committed to the Ugandan market since it is one of its priorities.
“The market here is extremely growing and important for Emirates,” Kohli, who was appointed in August this year, said, adding that the airline is enjoying commercial boost especially between Entebbe and Dubai.
“I cannot provide specific figure as these are commercially confidential, but what I can say is that there is a strong and steady demand for our services between Entebbe and Dubai,” he said.
Kohli, who holds over 16 years experience in airline business added that they are comfortable with Uganda because the regulations are in line with their global operations.
“The regulations at Entebbe are not far from global regulations. As Emirates, we’re able to offer Ugandans real global connectivity with just one convenient stop at our modern hub-Dubai,” he said.
However, Uganda is yet to fulfill the newest benchmarks put by the International Air Travel Agency (IATA), but Kohli says the delay by Uganda has not affected them. He added that Emirates has no plans of revising its fares because Ugandans are comfortable with them. Emirates boosts of a global network with 156 destinations in 84 countries, with 40 in Africa.