By Michael Aboneka
Uganda purchased two Bombardiers which were received with a lot of excitement and a big ceremony, as usual we want to make big events even when necessary.
The two Birds touched down in April 2019 and we were promised that they will take it to the skies soonest. They flew to South Africa for a tourism expo at a cost of course. I am not sure how many tickets the Airlines sold while in South Africa to justify their presence in the tourism expo.
I have not seen any flier nor any communication of the offices of this Airline. I do not know where they operate from. I have checked the website and there isn’t any information relevant as to routes, fares and flight schedule and yet the maiden flight will be end of August!
I need to travel in August and I want to fly with our national Bird but i do not even know what routes will be operating next months. I dont know the schedule of the flights neither the fare! But we are still told that the birds will be in the air by end of August. But to where?
I have not seen any advertising for jobs of all kinds from the Airlines? Who will be the hostesses, cargo manager among others? Who will be supplying Local food and local music to the Airlines?If it is true that the birds will fly end of August, then the marketing should have been done starting last Year August! Who is marketing our Airlines?
We are operating as if it is a mere taxi or bodaboda.
Michael Aboneka is a lawyer and Partner with Thomas & Michael Advocates