July 4, 2013, KOLOLO: - Air Uganda today launched a new revamped booking engine, with improved functionality. The new engine which is now live on the Air Uganda Website was unveiled to the press by the air Uganda management team at their headquarters in Kololo.
The new platform which was launched in June this year allows customers to search, book and pay for their tickets on the Air Uganda website in real time using all major payment channels like ATM Cards / debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), Paypal and mobile money i.e, (M-Pesa & Airtel Money). Once payment is made, the air ticket is delivered to your email address.
“We are always looking for better and more innovative ways to serve our customers. Our new booking and payment platform brings the Air Uganda services to your computer and mobile phone and this is a significant development in our ability to service our customers on a 24hour basis worldwide,” said Cornwell Muleya, the Air Uganda C.E.O. “The mobile money payment option is especially relevant to our markets in Africa where this service is prevalent in many countries.”
The new booking engine is hosted on the Air Uganda website www.air-uganda.com and has already become popular with more than 400 passengers using it in the short period since its launch.
The booking engine is set to change the way Air Uganda interacts with its customers by offering a faster and more convenient way of ticket purchase and travel. With the world getting busier and more technologically advanced, Air Uganda is implementing modern systems to serve the customer and make their travel experience stress free and convenient.
In addition to the above developments, the Airline is also upgrading its website to ensure customers can interact with the airline easily. The new website will be much easier to navigate, quicker to load and is intended to be a one stop shop for clients. It has been designed taking into account the feedback received from our customers and therefore addresses their needs. “Air Uganda is a listening and responsive airline and that is one of reasons why we are East Africa’s fastest growing airline,” said Jenifer Musiime, the Head of Sales & Marketing.
About Air Uganda
Air Uganda was founded in 2007 and operates scheduled flights from its Entebbe hub throughout East Africa. The destinations served include Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, and Nairobi. The airline will also be launching direct flights from Entebbe to Mogadishu on July 8, 2013. Air Uganda operates a homogeneous fleet of 50 seater CRJ 200 aircraft.
Air Uganda is the home based carrier for Uganda and is a member of the Celestair Group, which is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED is an international development agency dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. AKFED focuses on building enterprises in parts of the world that lack sufficient foreign direct investment.
AKFED is in turn part of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.