Kampala, Uganda | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Uganda Airlines has unveiled its forthcoming India operations, commencing on October 7. The airline is preparing to launch a new non-stop service connecting Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport.
This service will operate three times a week, utilizing Uganda Airlines’ Airbus A330-800 neo aircraft, offering passengers a three-class configuration: Business (20 seats), Premium Economy (28 seats), and Economy (210 seats). This new connection will revive a non-stop air link between India and Uganda, which has been absent for over half a century.
This expansion signals Uganda Airlines’ dedication to broadening its services beyond the African continent, adding to its network of routes connecting South, West, Central, and Eastern Africa. The direct flight will significantly reduce travel time, shaving approximately 5.5 hours off each leg of the journey.
Adedayo Olawuyi, Chief Commercial Officer at Uganda Airlines, expressed excitement about the Entebbe-Mumbai flight’s introduction, emphasizing its potential to enhance business and commercial relations between India and Uganda.
Madhusudan Agrawal, Honorary Consul of Uganda, shared his elation at witnessing the realization of his vision for a direct flight between Mumbai and Entebbe, believing it will catalyze increased trade, commerce, and tourism between the two nations.
The inaugural flight, UR 430, is set to depart from Entebbe on Saturday, October 7, while the return flight, UR 431, is scheduled for departure from Mumbai on Sunday, October 8. The flight schedule is designed to facilitate connections with Uganda Airlines’ existing network, accommodating passengers continuing their journeys beyond Uganda.
To book flights, passengers can use the Uganda Airlines App, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Currently, Uganda Airlines operates flights to various destinations, including Dubai, Johannesburg, Bujumbura, Nairobi, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Kinshasa, and Mogadishu. Additionally, the airline has plans to commence flights to Lagos, Nigeria, in the near future.