Uganda has recently attracted a lot of investors and the latest of them has been the low-cost carrier jet, Jambojet.
Jambojet, is an air flight which was launched locally in April 2014 and purposed to have Tanzania and Uganda as its first destinations after it is granted approvals.In May 2016, the regulatory finally managed to grant Jambojet approvals to fly to 16 routes including Entebbe, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Kigali, Juba, Bujumbura, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Goma, Kisangani and Moron. Their dream to have Uganda among its first destination finally come to pass today after they launched their first flight.
The flights will be operating from Entebbe’s International Airport with two daily return flights in the neighboring country. The flight was received with a great welcome from Uganda’s Minister for Transport, Aggrey Baiire who stated that the move would help grow the economy and foster international ties especially with the East African hub.
He said, “We need to build capacity to allow our local businesses have greater access to foreign markets.Air transport and connectivity are so far a great way to support exports and simultaneously increases competition and choice in the home market for foreign based producers.”
Dr David Kakuba, the managing director of Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority was also enthusiastic about the flights and he said that his expectation is that Jambojet’s low-cost model approach will help bring down the cost of travel between Kenya and Uganda that has escalated in the past few years.
“Jambojet has identified a niche market and I wish to inform them that we shall support their business in Uganda, including requests for increased frequencies. I believe Jambojet’s entry will help grow our air traffic numbers and will go a long way in supporting our efforts to grow the economy.”
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