By Spy Uganda
Kampala: After noticing that Uganda Airlines has registered a tremendous growth at its base of Entebbe Airport, South African private sector airline Airlink has announced that it is starting a new intra-African service, between Johannesburg and Entebbe, in Uganda coming few days after AirArabia also announced the same.
According to economists, both AirArabia and Airlink have been attracted by Uganda Airlines that has registered unparalleled progress ever since its management was shaken up by President Museveni who later appointed a workaholic Jennifer Bamuturaki as the Airliner’s Ag CEO.
It’s worth noting that the Airliner has since stretched its services to a couple of countries Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and the newly launched Dubai which will kick off on 4th October 2021.
Taking you back to Airlink, the CEO and MD Rodger Foster says, “Entebbe is not just Uganda’s primary tourism and trade [gateway], it is also strategically positioned for access to the wider Eastern African Community nations and the Great Lakes, which represent significant markets.”
“Our flights will enable closer relations, promote economic activity and make it possible for tourists to enjoy the diverse array of travel experiences on offer in South Africa and Uganda as well as Southern and Eastern Africa,” he added.
The service will be operated twice a week. The flights are timed to conveniently link to the airline’s domestic and Southern African operations. Flights coded 4Z 190 will leave Johannesburg at 21:15 on Sunday and Wednesday nights, arriving in Entebbe at 02:30 on Monday and Thursday mornings respectively. Flights coded 4Z 191 will leave Entebbe at 03:30 on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving in Johannesburg at 07:00 on those same days.