Uganda Airlines has unveiled three additional regional routes to Bujumbura, Kilimanjaro and Mombasa, bringing the total number of its destinations to seven.
The airline made its maiden trip to Bujumbura, the capital City of Burundi, on Monday 1st October and expects to add the Kilimanjaro and Mombasa routes before the end of the month.
The new routes will be in addition to the initial routes of Nairobi, Mogadishu, Dar es Salaam and Juba.
According to the airline’s commercial director Jenifer Bamuturaki, the airline is planning to increase the frequency of daily flights to Nairobi from two to three, and from one to two to Juba owing to the growing numbers of passengers.
This, however, will depend on the acquisition of more airplanes. Uganda Airlines has placed order for two Airbus A300-800s, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2020.
Currently, the airline flies only two Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft with a capacity of 76 passengers.
Uganda Airlines flew to eight destinations and had a fleet of 15 aircraft at the time of its liquidation in 2001. It was later revived in August 2019.