Uganda National Airlines, a state-owned enterprise, on Tuesday said it will resume international flights effective Oct. 1 after six months of operation suspensions in wake of COVID-19.
Cornwell Muleya, airlines Chief Executive Officer, told Xinhua by telephone that the state operator will resume its flights following the government decision to reopen Entebbe International Airport, about 40 kilometers, south of the capital, Kampala for scheduled commercial operations.
He said the airlines will restart its flight services with four destinations to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba and Mogadishu on Oct. 1, with the other previously served destinations of Bujumbura, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa and Zanzibar to be added later.
“We are resuming our scheduled flights operations. Our clients can now book their flights on our different platforms,” said Muleya.
President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday directed for the reopening of the international airport and land borders, about six months after the government closed them in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The operator said in a Monday statement that it will continue with its Africa network expansion, with planned launch of scheduled flights to Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Harare and Lusaka in the coming months.
“Uganda airlines commits to keeping passengers safe and healthy through strict adherence to approved standard operating procedures and compliance with national and international guidelines for safe air travel in light of COVID-19,” said the statement.
The airlines in March suspended all its flights following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.