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Uganda Airlines takes delivery of two more Bombardier CRJ900

Entebbe, Uganda - Uganda's newly launched national airline has added two more Bombardier CRJ900 jets, increasing the number of aircraft in the fleet to four.

Uganda Airlines' new jets took off from Mirabel, Montreal on Oct. 5. Flight UR474 landed at Schipol and Flight UR470 landed at Brussels the same day.

The CRJ900s spent the night there and took off again for a day and a night for Entebbe on Oct. 7.

The planes headed Entebbe via Heraklion, Greece and Aswan, Egypt and arrived in Entebbe on Oct. 8.

Before landing, the planes toured over the Kampala to salute the residents of the country's capital

The planes were welcomed at the Entebbe International Airport with traditional songs and dances.

With the arrival of new jets, the Africa's new carrier plans to expand its network to Kinshasa, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Asmara, Hargeisa, Djibouti and Addis Ababa.

The planes are configured to accommodate 88 passengers in total - 12 in Business Class and 76 in Economy Class.

Uganda Airlines had to cease its operations in 2001 due to financial difficulties. After long debates in the country's parliament, the airline was relaunched this year in August with two brand-new Bombardier CRJ900.

The carrier expects to take delivery of two Airbus A320neo jets soon. The company also placed an order for two A330-800 widebody jets to add long-haul routes to its existing network.



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