The national airline of Uganda has announced that it will shortly begin flying to Nigeria.
According to Uganda Airlines, it intends to start in Nigeria and enter the West African aviation market.
During the 18th Akwaaba Africa travel and tourist event held in Lagos on Monday, Jenifer Bamuturaki, CEO of Uganda Airlines, made the news.
She mentioned that flights from Uganda to Lagos will start operating before 2022 is up, while those to Abuja would start operating in 2019.
“I’m pleased to inform you that in December 2022, Uganda Airlines will launch its first-ever flights to Nigeria.” She spoke.
“This will be our first flight to West Africa; we’ll start small and gradually expand from there. We will deal with reputable travel agencies and tour operators when we visit Nigeria. Added she.
The increase in aviation fuel, she added, is one of the difficulties that Uganda Airlines has been able to manage. She disclosed that the airline dealt with the problem by boosting sales of various travel and vacation packages.
She used the chance to inspire more women to pursue leadership roles during her keynote address at the event.
She acknowledged that it was incredibly fulfilling to hold a leadership role in a field where men predominate as the CEO of a national organization.