Soon Uganda will be connected to the rest of the world with her own wings. Among the aircrafts purchased are 4 CRJ900ER Bombardier with 20 first class seats, 28 business class seats and 213 economy seats altogether 261, plus 2 Airbus from Rolls-Royce A330 – 800 NEO with 12 business class seats, 64 economy seats and 76 seats altogether. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately USD 190 million equivalent to about 700 billion Uganda shillings.
There were also remarks on the great deal that was made, from the Vice president, sales, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Mr. Jean-Paul Boutibou congratulated the government of Uganda upon reviving the national airline and putting back our flag out there, he also looks forward to supporting the development of Uganda’s regional air travel with the new jets.
The Rolls-Royce senior Vice President-Customers, Civil aerospace, Mr. John Kelly also warmly welcomed Uganda to the prestigious Rolls-Royce family of engine operators, he added that the Uganda airline is an exciting and forward-looking airline and he looks forward to developing our relationship and delivering a smooth entry into service for these new aircraft.
The CEO of Uganda airlines Ephraim Bagenda was also quoted saying that the agreement demonstrates our ambition for economic growth supported by a robust aviation industry. He went on to add that the A330-800NEO will combine low operating costs, long range flying capability and high levels of comfort, he and his team are looking forward to launch operations and offer the customers best-in-class service.