Uganda Airlines is expecting to receive its A330-800 neo airbuses in December this year as earlier scheduled.
Uganda Airlines CEO, Mr Cornwell Muleya, said the airbuses will most likely come in December this year amid uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will launch overseas flights early January 2021,” Muleya said on Friday.
“We are targeting three main destinations for international markets in Dubai (Middle East), London (Europe) and Guangzhou in China (Asia).
“Getting ready for return to the skies…the future,” Muleya said on regional flights.
He said the Bombardiers had a good run for six months or so only to be grounded on March 22 because of coronavirus.
Uganda Airlines boss Eng Ephraim Bagenda also spoke on flight operations, maintenance, new safety procedures, network expansion etc.
According to Bagyenda, service maintenance is needed every week to make sure everything is operational and clear any defects.
“When the time comes, we will be read to return to the skies,” he noted.
Muleya, on the other hand, said they are coming up with new measures which include disinfecting and sanitising the planes.
Protective gear will also be given to pilots and flight attendants to safeguard them from contracting Covid19.
He said they will also realise their 10 target new destinations.
On April 23, 2019, Uganda Airlines received the first pair of its new Bombardier CRJ900 fleet, celebrating a major milestone for the national carrier.