Uganda Airlines first Plane tested in Canada, Five more are on order.
Travelers from Uganda and outside will soon board Uganda Airlines’ plane after the first of four bombardier CRJ-900 (CRJ9) planes takes the skies for the first time in Montreal, Canada on its test.
These planes have a seating capacity of up to 90 passengers and they will fly from Entebbe International Airport to regional destinations such as Nairobi, Kigali, Bujumbura and Juba, among others in Africa and around the world.
A (CRJ9) test flight was carried out at Montreal Mirabel International Airport, Canada on Sunday, February 17 which brought hopes to Ugandans that the Uganda airlines which was established in May 1976, started operations in 1977 but sadly closed in 2001, may resume operation before the end of 2019 as government says.
Government has now brought the airline back to life with an order of 4 CRJ9 and two Airbus-339 aircrafts at the cost of US$190 million each.