Africa: Sustaining Uganda Airlines – An Accountant’s Perspective

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The euphoria around the re-birth of Uganda Airlines can be felt in nearly every periphery of Uganda. With two new aircraft already in the country, maiden commercial flights are slated for June 2019. On the flip side, some aviation pundits have expressed skepticism regarding the sustainability of the Airline, based on previous pitfalls. A national airline is ideal for Uganda. […]

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Africa: How Uganda Airlines plans to take off into turbulent skies

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According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passenger and aircraft traffic flowing through Entebbe International Airport grew by 10.2 per cent between 2017 and 2018; of these, 1.8 million were passengers, an addition of almost 200,000, from the 1.6 million recorded in 2016. It is estimated that 60 per cent, or roughly 1,080,000, of the total passenger traffic through Entebbe […]

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Africa: Uganda hosts extraordinary summit to deliberate aviation matters, open skies

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The 31st African Aviation Extraordinary Plenary Session, the General Assembly of African Aviators has Monday Morning opened at Speke Resort Munyonyo. This is the first time for Uganda to host such an extraordinary meeting as far as the aviation industry is concerned. Managing Director Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Dr. David Kakuuba lauded the AFCAC Secretariat for considering Uganda to […]

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Africa: I’ll stop elements working hard to tarnish Uganda’s image- Museveni

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The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government will not abdicate its responsibility to stop “elements working hard to tarnish” Uganda’s image, President Museveni has said. Mr Museveni tweeted on Monday saying, “The true spirit of the people of Uganda and the beauty of our land continue to get deserving recognition across the world, irrespective of the few elements working hard […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines Lays Out Commercial Strategy, Hell Bent on Utmost Standards

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Uganda’s newly revived national carrier is prioritizing utmost standards in both product and delivery of service as one of the entry points to cut through the competition in the region, and they are not ready to compromise on it, Uganda Airlines top officials have said. It comes amid skepticism within a section of the public that the airline might fail […]

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Africa: Uganda scoops Gold Medal at Indaba Tourism Fair

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Uganda’s tourism industry overcame a major visa ‘scandal’ to win Gold in the Southern African Development Community and Africa category at the Africa Travels Indaba Tourism Fair. This is the third time that Uganda has been recognised by Indaba, the third most important tourism exhibition in the world after Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) and World Travel Market (WTM) in London, […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines bombardier jets arrival to boost tourism – UTB boss Ajarova

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Two of the four commissioned Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft delivered by Uganda Airlines early this week, will according to Uganda Tourism Board boss significantly boost the countries trade on the global market and also facilitate travel across the continent. The arrival of the bombardiers and revival of Uganda Airlines is a step closer to UTB’s goal of marketing destination Uganda. Commenting […]

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Africa: Is RwandAir Uganda’s Biggest Threat Or Envy?

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The administration in Kampala feels very envious and ashamed. President Museveni cannot explain why he failed to breathe life back into Uganda Airlines, yet next-door neighbour Rwanda he is recently fond of has been flying for the past 16 years. To outsiders, RwandAir is simply a business that the government of Rwanda risked into, but to Rwandans it is more […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines becomes the Launch Partner of Bombardier CRJ 900 as it plans a comeback

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After nearly two decades without a national flag carrier, Uganda, a landlocked country, now relishes bragging rights over a pair of CRJ900 Bombardier aircraft after a successful handover ceremony at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility on Tuesday. Exactly one week later, the two birds will taste Ugandan air for the first time — and what a homecoming it is expected to […]

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