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Regional Air Transport Competition Tight As Uganda Orders For Planes

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Regional Air Transport Competition Tight As Uganda Orders For Planes

Uganda government has announced it has already placed orders for an assortment of planes both for long haul and short range services.

President Yoweri Museveni told his parliament during the State of the National address, that his country would no longer tolerate the high cost expended in seeking air transport services.

Uganda spend $430 million on air travel, President Museveni said, describing it as a “haemorrhage that must stop.”

“The Government will revive the Uganda Airlines. We have already booked slots for the manufacture of medium and long–distance planes,” Museveni said.

After Uganda revives its national carrier, the competition to RwandAir, Kenya Airways,South African Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines is going to become stiff.

However, RwandAir has been offering low-cost flights in the region compared to other players.

 

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