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Air Uganda takes delivery of third CRJ-200

Air Uganda today took delivery of its third Bombardier CRJ-200 from GECAS USA. The 50-seater has been acquired on a long-term lease and joins Air Uganda’s current fleet of 50-seater jets and MD 87.

Air Uganda set to reveal new CEO on April 1

(eTN) - Usually well-informed sources have indicated that after a 6-month gap at the top, Air Uganda will reveal the name of a new CEO on April 1, 2013.

New West Africa venture may point the way for Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The partnership between Air France and AKFED in the new Air Cote Ivoire with a 20 and 15 percent shareholding in the company, respectively, may open new doors for future cooperation eve

Gulf Air’s restructuring and cost-cutting sees Entebbe axed

UGANDA (eTN) - When Gulf Air returned to Uganda on December 5 with 4 flights a week, much hope and expectation was raised in Ugandan aviation circles that new options had opened up, for visitors comin

Air Uganda now goes twice a day to Juba

UGANDA (eTN) - A new schedule has taken effect between Entebbe and Juba, as Air Uganda has now commenced twice work daily flights between the t2 airports, offering a morning and afternoon departure an

Gulf Air returns to the Ugandan skies

UGANDA (eTN) - Yesterday saw the long-awaited return to Uganda of Bahrain’s national airline, Gulf Air, when the inaugural flight touched down on time at 1545 hours at Entebbe International Airport,

Air Fares launching for December 5 inaugural flight

UGANDA (eTN) - Just over a week away from the launch of its return to Uganda, the Gulf Air team has gotten into gear and is working the market with launch fares.

Brussels Airlines pulls out the stops in Kampala

UGANDA (eTN) - The timing of Brussels Airlines (SN) CEO Bernard Gustin's visit to Uganda for a media blitz was certainly intriguing as far as the timing was concerned, falling half way between the lau

Air Uganda to add more flights

UGANDA (eTN) - Earlier this week Air Uganda’s new CEO Kayle Haywood announced plans to increase the airline’s flights between Entebbe and Nairobi to 19 per week beginning in early 2012, arguably r

Emirates flights from Uganda not affected by airshow traffic restrictions

(eTN) - The Dubai airshow, which will once again take place between this coming Sunday and next Thursday, will, according to a source at the Emirates office in Kampala, not affect the timings of the d

Qatar Airways hits the tarmac running

UGANDA (eTN) - When QR 536, an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration with the latest in-flight entertainment equipment and OnAir Internet connectivity on board, landed at Entebbe International Airp

Gulf Air off to rocky start in Kampala

UGANDA (eTN) - A recent seminar for a very select group of agents and press conference for equally select media representatives by Gulf Air (GF) in Kampala seems to have served little purpose other th

Gulf Air struggling to make impact in Ugandan market

UGANDA (eTN) - The imminent launch of daily flights by Qatar Airways and the flurry of media and agency-focused activities have prompted “lesser cousin” Gulf Air to at least try and put on a brave

Qatar Airways CEO expected in Uganda for inaugural flight

UGANDA (eTN) - It was confirmed yesterday that the outspoken CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Bakr, will be present at the launch of flights between Doha and Entebbe on November 2, when the inaugural fl

Air Uganda hopes to spread its wings

(eTN) - Usually well-informed sources within Uganda’s aviation fraternity have given the clearest indication yet that Air Uganda (U7) will widen their reach, true to their slogan "We are the Wings t

Emirates to connect Ugandans to more destinations

UGANDA (eTN) - A regular source at the Emirates office in Kampala has confirmed that the airline will continue to introduce more destinations for travelers on their daily service from Entebbe.

Change at Fly 540 Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - A public notice in the Daily Nation of Kenya and the Daily Monitor in Kampala has confirmed earlier rumors that Jackie Arkle, the soul and good spirit of Fly 540 in Uganda, has left the

Uganda to Kuala Lumpur route to be served by Emirates A380

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The Kampala office of Emirates has confirmed that come December, the route to Kuala Lumpur will be served with the A380 sky giant from Dubai.

Rising fuel prices put a strain on Uganda air operators

UGANDA (eTN) - The weakness of the Uganda Shilling combined with rising international crude oil prices have driven fuel prices to new record highs in the country, with petrol now costing in excess of