Entebbe, Uganda | Uganda Airlines is set to have an inaugural flight to Nairobi, a day ahead of their scheduled resumption date.

The inaugural flight is now set for Tuesday, and will carry technical officers, government officials, and media to Nairobi, according to the Ministry of Works spokesperson Susan Kataike. The 55 minute flight will depart from Entebbe Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10am.

✳Entebbe-Nairobi, inaugural flight 10am August 27
✳Entebbe-Juba, 10x weekly from August 27
✳Entebbe-Mombasa, 3x weekly from August 27
✳Entebbe-Nairobi, 2 daily from August 28
✳Entebbe-Mogadishu, 4x weekly from August 29
✳ Entebbe-Kilimanjaro, 3x weekly from September 22

Sources indicate that the change in launch date was made for marketing purposes, with the announcement indicating the Ministry of Works made the change to fly ahead of their maiden commercial flight .

Wednesday however remains the day of their maiden commercial flight to Nairobi, but with scheduled flights to Juba and Mogadishu having set the pace. The Airline will take off at 6:00 am and will reach Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 7:15 am as it starts business on the lucrative Nairobi route on Wednesday.

Uganda Airlines will give travelers on the busy Nairobi route options, and will also have the only direct flight to Mogadishu, in Somalia. S:THE INDEPENDENT