Uganda has bought two new Airbus A330-800 Neo order aircraft which will boost the revival of Uganda’s national carrier, Air Uganda.
Monica Azuba Ntenge, Minister for Works and Transport, said Shs $10 million was already paid for each aircraft on April 5.
Another payment will be made in October 2019 and a final one in October 2020, when the first A330 is expected to be delivered.
The two planes will are expected to boost the growth of second phase of Uganda’s aviation growth
It will be used for flights scheduled to the United Kingdom and the Far East.
Uganda Airlines had announced plans to begin commercial services in June and has said that it will operate 19 intra-African routes in the first phase.
The A330-800 features a three-class seating layout of 257 passengers comprising of 20 business, 28 premium economy and 213 economy class seats.
The jetliner incorporates the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, along with multiple aerodynamic improvements.