Uganda Airlines has received its first Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet.

The airline accepted its first two aircraft on 16 April, with another two to follow shortly. The aircraft were ordered in July 2018 at the Farnborough air show. There are configured in a 76 seat, two-class configuration. Uganda Airlines is the first African operator to select the Atmosphere cabin fitting option.

“We are thrilled to commence our operations with the world’s leading regional jet, and we look forward to providing the most modern passenger experience in regional aviation to people of Uganda and across Africa,” said Uganda National Airline chief executive Ephraim Bagenda.

The airline has yet to begin operations, the start-up tweeted in March that early destinations for the carrier will include Kinshasa, Khartoum and Lusaka, as well as Bujumbura. Plans to expand into Accra and Johannesburg are also being planned.

In addition to the CRJ900s, Uganda Airlines also has an order placed for two Airbus A330-800s.

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