Uganda Airlines has started its direct flights to Kenya, with the first flight landing at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa from Entebbe.
The maiden flight with 76 passengers and a full working crew landed at the Moi International Airport at 13:05PM
Onboard the CRJ900 Bombardier, were Uganda’s Minister for Tourism Professor Ephraim Kamuntu and his Transport counterpart Aggrey Bagiile.
Uganda’s consul General Katureebe Tayebwa, Mombasa deputy Governor William Kingi and Mombasa county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo received the flight.
The airline is expected to fly to Mombasa three times a week, on Monday, Friday and Sunday.
Last week Tayebwa announced that the airline had opted for the Kenya’s coastal region due to its potential.
“We decided to pick the Mombasa route because the coastal city has everything a tourist would want to see,” he said.
The number of flights are expected to rise per week in the next coming months.
The flight is approximately one hour- 50 minutes.
Mombasa will become Uganda Airlines’ sixth destination since it resumed its operations on August 27 this year.
The flight between Kenya and Uganda will help boost trade and tourism.