Uganda Airlines to Launch Direct Flights to India

The Uganda Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, has said that the introduction of direct flights to India will be launching soon.

This was revealed in a tweet shared by Uganda Airlines that said “India will soon arrive… Get ready, Mumbai!”

According to economists, the project will improve commerce and tourism ties between Kampala and New Delhi.

The national airline has already reserved a landing slot at London Heathrow Airport and is currently operating a long-distance journey to Dubai.

It has flights to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and South Sudan.

With an annual trade value with India of US$959.11 million and $56.98 million, respectively, Uganda and India continue to be significant trading partners.

“With an estimated $1 billion in investments over the past 20 years, India has continuously ranked among the top foreign investors in Uganda. India will invest $200 million in Uganda by 2020,” according to Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, who made the announcement at a recent conference.

“Relations between Uganda and India go back many years. India is now a strategic partner for Uganda as a result of the development of these connections over the years, which are evidenced by the exchange of high-level visits and signed memoranda of understanding in a variety of fields.”

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