Air Uganda to increase Mombasa service

“We are pleased to build on this success by increasing our frequency to five times weekly,’ said Njeri Wachira, Country Manager Air Uganda.

“When we commenced operations on this route in 2010 we promised to open up market opportunities for Kenya entrepreneurs in Uganda.

“This has been realized especially in manufacturing, construction, petroleum and the tourism sector.”

According to the tourism report provided by the Ministry of Tourism for 2011,
Uganda recorded the highest number of tourists visiting Kenya from Africa, with a growth of 85.5 per cent (13,517 passengers) compared to the same period in 2010.

“We will continue to promote Mombasa as the tourist destination of choice in Uganda and work with various travel partners to further grow these the number of tourists visiting Mombasa,” said Njeri Wachira, Country Manager Air Uganda.

Business executives flying directly from Moi International Airport, Mombasa to Uganda will now not require to transit via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, an airport associated with congestion due to rapid increase in airlines flying into Nairobi.

“Our flying time from Mombasa to Entebbe is 01 hour, ensuring that time conscious business travellers, cut back on up to three hours travel time when using our fast, direct and affordable service,” added Njeri Wachira.

In its fourth year of operation, Air Uganda now flies three times daily to Entebbe from Nairobi and is poised to further open up market opportunities for East African entrepreneurs.

This year alone, the airline introduced flights to Bujumbura and then grew the frequency to four flights weekly, increased its service on Kigali and Juba to twice daily.

The airline continues to show great potential in growth and now has 54 weekly flights from its hub in Entebbe, Uganda.