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Formed and started operations in 2007. National carrier. Member of Celestair Alliance. Subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Plot 11/13, Lower Kololo Terrace
PO Box 36591
Kampala, Uganda, Africa
The Republic of Uganda was established in 1962, covers an area of 235,880 sq km, with a population of 22 million, the capital city is Kampala, and the official languages are English and Swahili.
October 2007: Italy's Meridiana (ALS) is planning to launch a new Ugandan carrier next month with the help of its parent, international development agency: the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). Air Uganda (AUN) will be based in Entebbe and will initially operate two daily flights to Nairobi in Kenya; four weekly flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and three weekly flights to Juba in Sudan.
(AUN) will start with 1 MD-87, add another MD-87 in March, and take a third MD-87 in May. (AUN) will be (AKFED)'s third African carrier. It already owns 76% of Air Burkina (VBW), and 51% of Compagnie Aerienne du Mali. (AKFED) is also trying to acquire a stake in Air Ivoire (VUN) and is bidding with (ALS), which is 80% controlled by companies belonging to (AKFED) Chairman, Aga Khan, for a 40% stake in Rwandair-Express (RWA).
November 2007: Air Uganda (AUN)) is the first national carrier in more than a decade. It has been ten years of frustration for local airlines, that hoped to take up the mantle, and ten years of national embarrassment for having nothing to show for a national carrier. There is no better time for (AUN) to unveil its services and fluff its wings, than at this critical time, when most of the world will focus its attention on Uganda as it hosts the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) this month.
(AUN) has landing rights at Sudan, Tanzania, and Kenya.
DC-9-32 (47190, ZS-GAG), ex-Air One Nine (AO9), Global Aviation leased. MD-87 (49834), ex-(I-AFRA)/(EC-EXR), ex-Iberia Airlines (IBE), Meridiana (ALS) wet-leased.
December 2008: MD-87 (49838, 5X-UGC), ex-(EC-EYB), delivery.
December 2009: Air Uganda (AUN) launched three times weekly flights from Mombasa (Kenya) to Entebbe (Uganda) using a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100. Mombasa i8s (AUN)'s 5th route in East Africa.
With Meridiana Airlines (ALS) and Eurofly (EUY) of Italy as strategic partners, (AUN) is part of the Celestair Group of African airlines which includes Air Burkina (VBW) and Air Mali (CMP), all owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).
(AUN) currently operates three airplanes: two 99 seat (20C, 79Y) MD-97s and one CRJ-100. Two CRJ-200s will be delivered in January and March 2010.
August 2011: Air Uganda (AUN) provides scheduled,passenger services from Entebbe to Juba (Sudan), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Nairobi, and Dar-es-Salaam.
(IATA) Code: U7 - 926. (ICAO) Code: UGB - (Callsign - UGANDA).
Parent organization/shareholders: Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) (100%).
Main Base: Entebbe International Airport (EBB).
April 2012: Uganda Airlines (UGA) could potentially be revived by the Ugandan government according to statements made by the country's Vice President, Edward Sekandi. Uganda Airlines (UGA) had gone out of business in 2001 leaving the country without a flag carrier. Air Uganda ((AUN) - (IATA) Code: U7, based at Entebbe/Kampala International airport (EBB)), which was set-up in 2007, is currently the only international carrier based in Uganda serving Bujumbura (BJM), Dar-es-Salaam (DAR), Juba (JUB), Kigali Kanombe (KGL) and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) with a fleet of two MD-87s and two CRJ-200s. It is owned by Celestair, the airline group established by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which also owns Air Burkina ((VBW) - (IATA) Code: 2J, based at Ouagadougou airport (OUA)) and Air Mali ((CMP) - (IATA) Code: I5, based at Bamako Sénou International airport (BKO)).
June 2012: AirFrance (AFA) has signed code share agreements with Air Burkina (VBW), the flag carrier of Burkina Faso, covering operations on the Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - Ouagadougou (OUA) airport route and with Air Mali (CMP) between (CDG) and Bamako (BKO) airports. (AFA) is allocating (VBW) and (CMP) a quota of seats on these daily flights.
(VBW) and (CMP), plus Air Uganda (AUN) are members of the regional Celestair group of airlines supported by the Aga Khan Network for Economic Development.
(AFA) said this code share agreement “represents the first step in the new commercial cooperation between these airlines.” The agreement should shortly be extended to other routes in West and Central Africa and in Europe.
(VBW) (CEO), Sergio Rosa said the new partnership between the carriers will allow (VBW) to “better contribute to traffic developments, via Burkina, between France and West and Central Africa, and subsequently to other destinations in Europe.”
(VBW) operates to 10 cities in West and Central Africa from its (OUA) airport hub using MD-87 and Bombardier CRJ200 airplanes.
(CMP) was established in May 2005 in a bid to open up the country. (CMP) operates a fleet of MD-87s, Bombardier CRJ200s and Beech19 airplanes serving 15 cities in West and Central Africa from its (BKO) and (OUA) hubs.
(AFA) operates a daily, A330 service between (CDG) and (BKO), and between (CDG) and (OUA).
Further reinforcing its presence on the African continent, (AFA) this month also inaugurated a daily nonstop flight between (CDG) and the Nigerian capital, Abuja (ABV). The (ABV) services will continue to/from Port Harcourt. (ABV) also operates daily nonstop flights between (CDG) and Lagos.
August 2012: Air Uganda (AUN) plans to retire its remaining two MD-87s (49837, 5X-UGB; 49840, 5X-UGA) later this year concentrating on its regional operations with two CRJ-200s. (AUN) currently serves Bujumbura (BJM), Dar-es-Salaam (DAR), Juba (JUB), Kigali Kanombe (KGL), Mombasa Moi International (MBA) and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) airports from Entebbe/Kampala with the MD-87s just used on the Juba route according to its schedules. This would leave Air Burkina (VBW) as its only sister carrier still operating two MD-87s, after Air Mali (CMP) had already retired its MD-80 fleet earlier this year.
May 2013: Air Uganda (AUN), the privately-owned de facto national carrier of Uganda, launched a new route from its Entebbe (EBB) base on May 1st and now connects the city with Kilimanjaro (JRO) in neighboring Tanzania. Twice-weekly CRJ 200 operated flights are offered by (AUN) on the 650 km route in competition with Precision Air (PRT)’s daily schedule.
Air Uganda (AUN) has appointed Cornwell Muleya as its new (CEO), replacing Kyle Haywood who moved on to head up Fastjet (FSJ)’s South African launch.
An accountant by background, Muleya has held (CEO) and (CFO) roles with a number of African airlines, including Air Mauritius (MAU), Air Botswana (BOT), Air Tanzania (TNZ) and Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ).
He was most recently (CEO) of aircraft leasing company (ALS), a position he has held for the past three years.
Muleya said his goal is to make Air Uganda (AUN) “a household name not only in Uganda, but in East Africa and beyond.”
Air Uganda (AUN), which was founded in 2007, operates CRJ200s and MD-87s on scheduled services to various cities in East Africa.
July 2014: Air Uganda (AUN) has indefinitely suspended operations after the airline failed an (ICAO) audit and the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) revoked its air operator’s certificate (AOC).
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0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7) (240-47190, ZS-GAG), EX-AIR ONE NINE (AO9), GLOBAL AVIATION LSD 2007-11. RTND.
2 MD-87 (JT8D-217C) (1714-49834, /90 5X-UGA; 1733-49838, 5X-UGC, 2008-12), EX-(I-AFRA)/(EC-EXR) & EX-(EC-EYB), EX-(IBE), (ALS) WET-LSD 2007-11 - SEE PHOTO. 20C, 79Y.
1 MD-87 (JT8D-217) (1730-49837, /90 5X-UGB), FINAIRCRAFT LSD 2008-07. 20C, 79Y.
1 BOMBARDIER CRJ-100ER (CL-600-2B19) (CF34-3A1) (7162, /97 5X-UGD), EX-(F-GRJH). 50Y.
1 BOMBARDIER CRJ-100ER (CL-600-2B19) (CF34-3A1) (7182, 5Y-JLF, 2010-07), JETLINK EXPRESS LSD, EX-(F-GPTC). 50Y.
1 +1 ORDER BOMBARDIER CRJ-200ER (CL-600-2B19) (7356, /99 5X-UGE), TRUST LSD, 2010-01. 50Y.
CORNWELL MULEYA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), EX-(BOT)/(MAU)/(TNZ)/(ZBZ) (2013-05).
PIETRO NIEDDA, PRESIDENT
DARLINGTON OMAMTEKER, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
CAPTAIN ERMANNO TAMORRI, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
VITTORIO SCABBIA, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.
JUAN WOLMARANS, CHIEF FLIGHT OPERATIONS OFFICER.
MS JENIFER MUSIIME, COMMERCIAL MANAGER.