Uganda Airlines made about 7.6 Billion Shillings in the first three months of the year. The money was collected from ten chartered flights.
Six flights were paid for by mainly private clients to Mogadishu, Somalia while three were hired for the First Son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and the late former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.
State House and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a total of about 964 million, for Gen Muhoozi’s three trips. Gen Muhoozi, who is the Commander of the Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF flew twice to Kigali, Rwanda, and once to Cairo, Egypt.
Gen Muhoozi’s trips to Kigali were seen as part of Uganda’s efforts to mend its relations with Rwanda which had resulted in the closure of the Gatuna border for three years.
Jennifer Bamuturaki the CEO of the airline said the focus in 2022 will be on investment in customer retention systems such as launching a Frequent Flier Program and special offers such as extra baggage for free and growing its cargo network.