Montreal - Bombardier has delivered the first of four CRJ900 to Uganda Airlines. The aircraft with a seating capacity of 76 passengers will be deployed on regional routes that will be launched soon.
The brand-new Bombardier CRJ900 is also the first plane to join the fleet of the newly launched airline.
The official name of the company is Uganda National Airlines. It is the successor of Uganda Airlines, which disappeared in 2001. The Ugandan government is now reviving the company.
Uganda Airlines does not only focus on regional flights. The state-owned carrier is also planning to launch medium and long-haul flights. Earlier this month, a letter of intent for the purchase of two Airbus A330-800s was converted into a firm order by the airline.
The Airbus A330-800s of the Ugandan carrier will be configured to accommodate 261 passengers in a tri-class layout - 20 in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy and 213 in Economy Class. The company did not reveal yet on which routes its A330-800s will be deployed.
Uganda Airlines is still working to obtain its AOC (Air Operator Certificate). The carrier will begin operations from June 30.