Uganda Airlines says the first of the four Bombardier CRJ900 aircrafts completed her maiden test flight successfully over the weekend.
According to Uganda Professional Pilots’ Association [UPPA], the 5X-KOB is almost ready to be delivered home.
The maiden test flight was conducted at Montreal Mirabel International Airport in Canada.
Uganda Airlines is projected to commence operations this year 2019, with several flights around the world.
The first plane was supposed to be delivered at the end of January 2019.
The airline will start by operating regional flights. The four Bombardier CRJ900 planes with a seating capacity of up to 90 passengers will fly to regional destinations such as Nairobi, Kigali, Bujumbura and Juba, among others.
The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.
Uganda Airlines is the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport.
Works and Transport Minister Eng. Monica Azuba Ntege said government will make it compulsory for its officials to use the national airlines.