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Uganda Airlines Airbus A330Neo Shines At Dubai Airshow As National Carrier Competes With Giants

Uganda Airlines is a centre of attraction at the ongoing Dubai Airshow  

Uganda Airlines Airbus A330neo is a centre of attraction at the ongoing Dubai Airshow.

Uganda’s national carrier is showcasing its Airbus at the invitation of aircraft manufacturer Airbus-a few weeks launching long-haul international routes.

On October04, 2021, using its newly acquired  A330neo 5X-NIL fly to Dubai, marking the airline’s first its international route. The national carrier started with three weekly flights from Entebbe to Dubai but it has since added the 4th flight due to increasing passenger traffic.

It is this aircraft (A330neo) that Uganda Airlines is showcasing at the ongoing Dubai Airshow taking place at  Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai. The show is running from November 14-18, 2021.

The A330-800neo (new engine optimization) is one of two Airbuses  that Uganda Airlines ordered in July 2019, shortly after the state-owned airline relaunched after close to 20 years out of business.

 Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s, the aircraft is configured with 20 business, 28 premium economy and 213 economy seats in the latest Airspace cabin interior, all powered with over 1.6m various lighting color systems to suite your mood, environment and time zoning.

 This gives Airbus customers unparalleled travel experience.

Talking to our reporter at the Dubai airshow, Uganda Airlines Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Manager Lamar Shakila Rahim, said the Dubai Air show is an opportunity for Uganda Airlines  to share their commitment to clean flying with a long-term initiative of flying green and reducing their carbon footprint in the Aviation Industry, as depicted through the improved efficiency of A330neo fleet.

Uganda Airlines Ag. CEO, Jennifer Musiime Bamuturaki is among the top brass from Uganda that accompanied the team to grace the occasion.

Uganda Airlines Ag. CEO Jennifer Bamuturaki (2nd R) and the airline’s crew after arriving at the expo on Sunday morning

Our Reporter says that the bi-annual five-day event  features more than 1,200 exhibitors including 200 first-time companies, 80 startups, representatives from 148 countries and more than 160 aircraft on display.

He adds that some of the new exhibitors at the event include, Uganda, Israel, Czech Republic and Belgium while companies like Rafael, Elbit, Accenture, Eurosam, NAFFCO and G42 are also participating for the first time.

The show will have a major focus on new technologies, so there will be a brand-new conference stage, Tech Xplore, which will highlight how emerging technologies are helping reboot aviation and changing the entire flying experience.

One of the biggest highlights, as always, will be the static park and flying display, which will feature some of the world’s most advanced aircraft. These include Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, Embraer’s KC-390, the Dassault Rafale, Japan’s Kawasaki C-2, Russian Helicopters’ ANSAT, Ka-52 and Mi-28 helos, and Leonardo’s AW609 and Uganda’s A330neo.

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