Uganda Airlines has commenced the Entebbe-Johannesburg flights today, May 31. The airline will operate four flights a week. A return air ticket will cost $341, about sh1.2 million.
Uganda Airlines should now have an edge over Ethiopian, Kenya Airways and Rwandair, that fly the Entebbe-Johannesburg route. Although the average price for a return air ticket for the first week of June is lower at $270, they are not a direct flight like Uganda Airlines is.
Monica Rubombora, the Resident Representative – Uganda Airlines, South Africa, says her team is working tirelessly to ensure each flight is fully booked.
She says bookings so far indicate that several people in South Africa want to travel, regardless of restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.
She also says apart from South Africans, some of the foreign nationals from the East African region, including Ugandans are potential clients for the direct flights.
The maiden flight is slated for 7:40pm while that from Johannesburg is slated for 1am. Trips are expected to last at most 4 hours.