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Uganda Airlines Makes Successful Maiden Flight To Mombasa

Uganda Airlines on Monday launched its flights to Kenya’s Mombasa city in a move to boost trade and tourism with Kenya.

The carrier’s Bombardier aircraft touched down at Mombasa International Airport with 76 passengers on November 11 at 1pm, making it the seventh destination since it resumed operations in August 27 this year.

Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister for Tourism & Antiquities together with Hon. Ahabwe Pereza our Board Chairman led the delegation.

Uganda Airlines will fly to Mombasa three times a week on Monday, Friday and Sunday.

The airline says the one-hour 50-minute trips will target tourists and Ugandan traders who depend on the port of Mombasa to do business since most of the country’s imports pass through the port.

“We expect to make first flight on Monday next week with 76 passengers on board. We are working with different stakeholders including the Kenya Tourism Board, hoteliers and travelling agents to ensure the airline rules the skies,” Uganda Airlines sales manager Kenya Lenny Malasi said.

“We are flying to Nairobi, Dar es Salam, Juba, Mogadishu, Bujumbura and Kilimanjaro. We hope to increase our number of flights per week in such towns in the near future,” he said.

On Wednesday, Uganda Airlines makes it maiden flight to Tanzania’s Kilimajaro city.

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