Air Uganda increases flights across Eastern Africa


According to eTurboNews, Air Uganda recently announced an increase in flights to a number of its East African destinations, starting the middle of April.

Mombasa will now be served five times a week with direct flights, cutting out the en-route stop at Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro will, for now, be served three times a week, which is likely increase to four soon in a joint codeshare operation with Tanzania’s Precision Air. Under a similar deal, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) will be served twice a day, up from one daily flight, allowing day trips from Uganda to Dar es Salaam without the need of an overnight stay. A special fare to generate more traffic for the new double-daily service was launched at $165 return, including taxes and fees.

Originally welcoming three flights a week, Mogadishu (Somalia) will now receive four flights a week.

Juba will see double-daily flights continue except on Wednesdays and Fridays, when three daily flights will connect Entebbe with South Sudan’s capital city.

Nairobi (Kenya) flights will remain, for the time being, static, with three flights a day except for Saturday when only two flights are operated.

Bujumbura (Burundi) flights will also be upped from the present four to five a week, and have been changed to non-stop flights both ways.

Kigali (Rwanda) will be served by codeshare flights with RwandAir, which will allow Air Uganda to free aircraft capacity needed to increase flights elsewhere.