Uganda Airlines has finally been issued with an air operation license by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
We have established the license was issued 26th July, officially allowing the airline to start commercial flights.
The license will expire on July 25, 2020 but it can be renewed.
Essentially the airline was slated to have its first commercial flight on 31st July after having failed to fly on 1st July as earlier scheduled but it was also cancelled after the carrier failed to obtain a license on time.
The maiden flight has now been pushed to late August.
“Uganda Airlines has completed the 5 phase certification process required to obtain the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) as per the regulations. We are on schedule to start commercial flights by end of August starting with Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Mogadishu,” says Monica Azuba Ntege, the Cabinet Minister of Works and Transport.
The national carrier has already been doing test flights in regional destinations, including Dar Es Salaam, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).