Uganda Airlines receives its first widebody aircraft, A330neo Airbus

UGANDA – Uganda Airlines, the country’s flag-carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the most popular wide-body airliner.

It is the first Airbus aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines, which was established in 2019.

In line with the airline’s strategy to keep offering its customers unbeatable economics, increased operational efficiency and superior passenger comfort, the A330-800 is the latest addition to Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line.

Thanks to its tailored, mid-sized capacity and its excellent range versatility, the A330neo is considered the ideal aircraft to operate as part of the post-COVID-19 recovery.

The A330neo will enable the new airline to launch its long-range operations with non-stop intercontinental flights to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Featuring Airbus’ Airspace cabin, passengers can enjoy a unique experience and explore its full comfort with 20 full-flat, business-class beds, 28 premium-economy seats and 210 economy-class seats, totaling 258 seats.

“We are delighted to welcome our new Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A330neo into service. The efficiencies of this aircraft, together with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 engines, will help us deliver a great value offering to our passengers”

Cornwell Muleya – CEO, Uganda Airlines

The A330neo is a true new-generation aircraft, building on the features of the popular A330 and using technology developed for the A350.

Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and featuring a new wing with increased span and A350-inspired Sharklets, the A330neo provides an unprecedented level of efficiency.

 The aircraft burns 25% less fuel per seat than previous generation competitors.

The A330neo cabin offers a unique passenger experience with more personal space and the latest generation in-flight entertainment system and connectivity.

“We are delighted that Uganda Airlines selected the Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A330neo. Uganda Airlines has a bold vision, and we are proud to be part of that future. This excellent aircraft with Trent 7000 engines will help Uganda Airlines create new connections across Africa and the rest of the world. This delivery adds another new Rolls-Royce customer in Africa, which is a very important market for us,” John Kelly, senior vice president customers, Rolls-Royce, said.

Commenting on the news, Ephraim K. Bagenda, director of maintenance, Uganda Airlines said: “I am delighted that Bucher delivered extraordinary Galleys, Stowages and Partition Walls to Uganda’s new A330-800neo aircraft. The news is a testament to the quality products and service that Bucher is renowned for, and marks the start of our working relationship together. We look forward to welcoming our passengers in these beautiful aircraft.”

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