Works and Transport Minister Monica Ntege Azuba has said a total of 12 pilots who will be in charge of the highly awaited Uganda Airlines will be earning Shs42 million each per month.
The minister made the revelation during an interaction with Parliament’s Budget Committee, which is reviewing a supplementary expenditure request of Shs770.2 billion.
Azuba said the co-pilots who will also be 12 in number will receive a monthly payment of Shs38 million each.
The money will be in addition to allowances the pilots and co-pilots will be entitled to for every hour in flight.
Aggrey Bagiire, the State Minister for Transport confirmed to the Budget committee that Uganda Airlines has already finalized the recruitment of 12 pilots and 12 co-pilots, all Ugandans, who have been working with reputable airlines around the world.
Recently, government ordered for four Bombardier CRJ 900 jets for the airline’s regional destinations and two A330-800 neo from Airbus for the long haul routes.
Part of the supplementary budget request is to secure the delivery of two Bombardier planes from Canada that are expected to arrive in the country on April 8, 2019 while the Airbus jets are expected at the end of 2020.