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New Vision | Uganda Air Cargo unveils new planes

Some LogoBy Abou Kisige | THE Uganda Air Cargo Corporation, a firm owned by the defence ministry, has launched two new passenger planes. Fred Kyankya, the general manager, said the Y-12 aircraft would cater for both regional and international clients. "We will now combine three related aviation services; air cargo transport, travel bureau and passenger air charter in a one-stop operation,” he said. Kyankya said the $7m aircraft had a seating capacity of 17 and 19 passengers respectively. Jeje Odongo, the defence state minister, said his ministry would buy more planes to enable the corporation compete favourably. “We shall source for funds from every corner to ensure sustainability of the aircraft. “Uganda Air Cargo is our pride because it is keeping Uganda’s flag and the Crested Crane in the sky,” Odongo said at the launch last week at the Entebbe Air Force base.

Uganda Air Cargo to Launch Passenger Charter Services

By Emojong Osere | 7 October 2009 | The domestic aviation industry has received yet another boost. Uganda Air Cargo Corporation (UACC), which is 100 per cent government owned and has been operating a C130 cargo carrier, is unveiling its first passenger charter plane on October 15, a development projected to increase competitiveness in the local charter plane sub-industry. An October 1, UACC statement said the 17 and 19 seater Y-12 China-made charter planes will fly the domestic as well as regional air routes and they now join other domestic charter planes and internationally recognised airlines in pursuit for the region's air travellers. Read more...
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