Uganda Airlines Had 8 Passengers On Its First Commercial Flight

Uganda Airlines touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) today morning from Entebbe with eight passengers on board.

The airlines departed at 6:05am touching down at JKIA at 7:00am, five minutes ahead of schedule.

The passengers on board were, businessman Peter Ssenkungu, Workers’ Union leader Usher Wilson Owere, his wife Evelyn Were, Kwezi Tabaro, Joseph Kasigazi, and journalists Alon Mwesigwa, Olive Nakatudde and Gyagenda Ssemakula.

The captain was Charles Karabarinde, helped by First officer Denis Chotum. The purser was Asiimwe Neema and the cabin crew members were Ronnie Kasemiire and Johnson Mugume.

Two pilots in training Drazu Tina and Rashid Cheboy were on the flight carrying out observations.

The language spoken while on board was English only.

The passengers applauded Uganda Airlines for the smooth landing.

The passengers described their presence on the airline’s first commercial flight as historic.

This is the first national carrier to fly commercial in 20 years marking the beginning of a journey for Uganda.

The airline is a symbol of pride for the country that will promote tourism.

Additional Reporting: URN

Anita Atuhaire