Uganda Airlines has earmarked October 18 as a tentative date to Launch long-haul services to Guangzhou, China.
Airinsight reports that the National Airline’s plans are in advanced stages to connect to its furthest destination. China has granted the carrier a single frequency into the country, with Beijing and Shanghai the exception, however Uganda Airlines was always going to connect to the key import – export market of Guangzhou as part of its network expansion plans.
According to the airline, Flights will leave Entebbe shortly after midnight with a 2 hour turn-around in China ensuring the aircraft is back to base by midnight the same day.
Regina Tebasiima, the carrier’s revenue manager told airinsight:
“We are trying to stick to a 24-hour rotation in order to ensure the fleet will be adequate when we grow the frequency and also start the service to London,”
Flights to London, where a slot has already been secured have been a harder nut to crack. The airline has given a 6 month window between October 2022 and March 2023 for possible launch.