The government of Uganda believes that the introduction of direct flights to Kenya’s port will not only boost trade but also tourism among both countries.
The flight in question will take passengers an hour and 45 minutes to connect from Entebbe International Airport to Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
The airline will be making three flights to Mombasa a week. A return ticket will cost USD 318. Uganda is looking to grow its annual tourist arrivals from the current 2 million and Mombasa which is a tourism hub could be a window to redirect part of Kenya’s visitors to Uganda as next stop.
Uganda Airlines last month received an additional 2 Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft and thus expanding its fleet. Mombasa is now part of other destinations like Juba, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Mogadishu. Airline officials said that more routes are yet to be added like Lusaka, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Ethiopia and Kigali.
The Commercial Director, Jeniffer Bamuturaki assured that the airlines has made schedules as flexible as possible to passengers. The country awaits to reap from its efforts.