Uganda Airlines is Monday launching direct flights to Mombasa so as to benefit from the booming tourism and trade at the coastal town.
This has been revealed by, the Ugandan Consul General in Mombasa Katureeba Tayebwa.
Speaking to media, Tayebwa said the national carrier decided to pick the Mombasa route because the coastal city has everything a tourist would want to see.
It ought to be remembered Uganda is ranked as one of the leading nations in terms of tourists visiting Kenya.
On the other hand, Uganda Airlines also targets Ugandan traders who depend on the port of Mombasa to do business since most of the country’s imports pass through the port.
The first plane will touch down in Mombasa Monday November 11, 2019 and will fly to Mombasa three times a week; Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. A one way ticket costs $318 (about Shs1.2million).
Mombasa becomes the carrier’s seventh destination since it resumed operations on August 27 this year.
The other destinations include; Nairobi, Dar es Salam, Juba, Mogadishu, Bujumbura and Kilimanjaro.