Uganda’s first Airbus A330neo arrives

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tHE airbus a330Neo landing at Etebbe International Airport on Tuesday; Courtesy Photo

The AIRBUS A330, one of the two aircrafts Uganda procured for long-haul flights, landed at Entebbe International Airport Tuesday morning.

Procured from French Airbus company, an AIRBUS A330Neo has a capacity of 20 in business, 24 in premium economy and 210 in economy class. The Airbus receiving ceremony at Entebbe International Airport was officiated by the President of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

In an interview with reporters, Works and Transport minister, Gen Katumba Wamala disclosed that the government fully completed the payment of the aircraft that he says will give Uganda Airlines an operational advantage of being able to make direct flights to big cities all over the world.

Wamala and other government officials travelled to France last week to inspect the plane and the necessary paper work before it was flown to Uganda.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with an increased span. The cabin provides the comfort of the new airspace amenities including state-of-the-art passenger in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity systems, amongst others.

The plane’s cabin provides the comfort of the new Airspace amenities including state-of-the-art passenger in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity systems, amongst others.

Uganda Airlines started with four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft in August 2019 and they have been majorly flying within the East African Community and beyond.

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