The new Uganda Airlines takes to the skies today

Uganda Airlines is set to have an inaugural flight to Nairobi, a day ahead of their scheduled resumption date.

The inaugural flight will carry technical officers, government officials, and media to Nairobi, according to the Ministry of Works spokesperson Susan Kataike. The 55 minute flight will depart from Entebbe Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11am.

Sources indicate that the change in launch date was made for marketing purposes, with the announcement indicating the Ministry of Works made the change to fly ahead of their maiden commercial flight .

Wednesday however remains the day of their maiden commercial flight to Nairobi, but with scheduled flights to Juba and Mogadishu having set the pace. The Airline will take off at 6:00 am and will reach Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 7:15 am as it starts business on the lucrative Nairobi route on Wednesday.

Uganda Airlines will give options to travelers on the busy Nairobi route, and will also have the only direct flight to Mogadishu, in Somalia.

Source: The Independent