Uganda Airlines revives as it signs a billions treaty to buy 2 airbuses
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Uganda Airlines revives as it signs a billions treaty to buy 2 airbuses

The Uganda national Airlines company and the Canadian Jet Manufacturer Bombardier Commercial Aircraft signed a billions treaty for the two A330-800neos airbuses to revive Uganda’s defunct national airline. These airbuses are a new version of A330, a medium- to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet.

The CEO of Uganda Airlines, Mr. Ephraim Bagenda and the Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Eric Schulz on Wednesday, 18th July 2018, announced the progress of the agreement between the two parties at the Farnborough air show.

At the air show, Mr. Ephraim Bagenda the CEO of Uganda Airlines said, “This agreement demonstrates our ambition for economic growth supported by a robust aviation industry. The A330-800neo combines low operating costs, long range flying capability and high levels of comfort. We are looking forward to launch operations and offer our customers best in class service.”

These aircrafts will feature in three class cabin layout that is 20 Business seats, 28 Premium Economy seats and 213 Economy seats.

Why the Uganda national Airlines Company brought these 2 A330-800neo airbuses?
Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800neos to build its international long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting edge technologies.

Quotations of the day.

Uganda Airlines revives as it signs a billions treaty to buy 2 airbuses
Ephraim Bagenda (right), the CEO of Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, the Airbus Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Eric Schulz the Airbus Chief Commercial Officer assured the Uganda Airlines management and Ugandan at large that the airbuses will provide excellent service and bring a number of benefits. In his words he said, “We are delighted to welcome Uganda Airlines among our A330neo customers, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin. We look forward to see the A330-800neo flying in the colours of Uganda.”

Mr. Jean-Paul Boutibou the Vice President, Sales, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulated the Ugandan government upon getting the regional jets. In his words he said, “We congratulate the Government of Uganda for the revival of its national flag carrier, and are thrilled that the new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets for its upcoming debut,”

Mr. Jean-Paul further added, “Recognized for its superior economics and efficiency, the CRJ Series aircraft have enabled airlines worldwide to serve communities with better connectivity, and we look forward to supporting the development of Uganda’s regional air travel with these CRJ900 regional jets,”

John Kelly, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Customers, Civil Aerospace, said: “We warmly welcome Uganda Airlines to the Rolls-Royce family of engine operators. They are an exciting and forward-looking airline and we look forward to developing our relationship and delivering a smooth entry into service for these new aircraft.”

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