The first Uganda Airlines bombardier CRJ900 plane will touch down at Entebbe Airport on Tuesday, April 23, almost two weeks after Members of Parliament passed a Shs280 billion supplementary budget to have them delivered.
They were due in the country today, Monday, April 8.
Last year, Uganda ordered for four CRJ900 jets as part of the much-anticipated plan to revive Uganda Airlines.
Uganda Airlines will be the first carrier to operate the new CRJ-series atmosphere cabin in Africa.
“The first of Uganda Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 will touch down at Entebbe International Airport at 3pm. It will mark the official revival of the national flag carrier,” Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary tweeted.
Last month, Minister of Works and Transport, Monica Ntege Azuba refuted reports that 99 per cent of the total shares in the revived airline were not owned by the government of Uganda.
She was responding queries by MPs on the committee of Budget about the need for an additional Shs280bn to cater for investment costs.
Then, she warned that failure to pay this money before the end of March could lead to a penalty.
The first plane was supposed to be delivered in January.