Low-cost carrier Air Arabia successfully launched commercial operations to Uganda yesterday 10 October as traffic between the UAE and Uganda grows
The Air Arabia flights will provide competition to Uganda airlines which itself launched services to Dubai only a week prior. However, Air Arabia is flying out of its base at Sharjah international airport
The direct flights will be operated thrice weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It will depart from Sharjah at 9am and arrive in Entebbe at 1.35pm. The return flight will depart at 2.15pm and arrive in Sharjah at 9pm.
Air Arabia has also added to the convenience and confidence of passengers by introducing free Covid-19 insurance coverage. The insurance is automatically included as part of the booking and no additional documents are required from passengers.
The airline is targeting the huge exodus of Ugandans who are seeking work in the UAE as well as the cargo market. According to Uganda’s ministry of Gender, labour and social development, average of 12,000 Ugandans fly to the Middle East annually in search of employment.