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For more on this and other stories please visit http://www.enca.com/ Somalia, July 11 -- A new foreign airline is now flying to Somalia. This week Air Uganda made its debut flight from Kampala to Mogadishu. This makes it the second international carrier to land there since the airport resumed operations last year.
Government of uganda’s plan to revive the National Airline continues to illicit mixed reactions among a section Uganda. AViation industry experts contend that Government must steer clear of influence of management of the airline if it is to succeed. Others say an airline isn’t the country’s priority at a time when other sectors like Education and Health are ailing. Sheila Nduhukire puts this story into perspective. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
By end 2013, reports suggested that government was planning to revive Uganda Airlines. It remained speculative until government confirmed the reports, although without a concrete plan on how this would be done. It now seems that president Museveni wants focus put to this in his latest term. While addressing his new cabinet at State House, Entebbe on Thursday, president Museveni said government will focus on the national airline because Ugandan travelers suffer a lot, which he described as a shame. The president says he did not pay a lot of attention to the national airliner in the past because he thought the airlines of neighboring countries would serve Ugandans. He has now directed the Ministry of Works and Transport to finalize negotiations with investors that can help the country st...
Tanzania leading airline Precision Air has announced its intention to re-launch flights to Uganda through Entebbe International Airport. The decision followed a market study, which revealed the demand for more flights between Tanzania and Uganda.
The authority withdrew the airlines license in June which has affected the airlines ability to generate revenues forcing the board to suspend operations. The prolonged grounding during the audit period has impacted air Uganda's airplane lease agreements that state that aircrafts can only remain with the airline as long as they are flying. As such the airline has returned planes to its lessors and now remains unclear when it will resume operations. Air Uganda began operations in 2007 flying to destinations such as Nairobi, Dar Salaam, Kigali, Mogadishu and Bujumbura. Its grounding is however expected to be a gain for airlines such as Rwanda air, Kenya airways and precision air that ply similar routes. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya L...
Greatest Hostage Rescue operation in the History: Operation Thunderbolt : Entebbe Airport..Uganda Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked, by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells, and flown to Entebbe, the main airport of Uganda. The local government supported the hijackers and dictator Idi Amin personally welcomed them. Kenyan sources supported Israel and in the aftermath of the operation Idi Amin issued orders to retaliate and slaughter several hundreds of Kenyans present in Uganda. The hijackers separated the Israelis and...
Clip from the 1977 movie "Raid on Entebbe" (150 min). The operation (Operation Thunderbolt) took place at night, as Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes and 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, the commander, Lt Col Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed, and thirty Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of Uganda's air force were destroyed. A fourth hostage was killed by Ugandan army officers at a nearby hospital.
La Operación Entebbe fue una misión de rescate de rehenes llevada a cabo por las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI) en el Aeropuerto de Entebbe en Uganda el 4 de julio de 1976.1 Una semana antes, el 27 de junio, una aeronave de Air France con 248 pasajeros fue secuestrada por terroristas palestinos y simpatizantes, tomando rumbo a Entebbe, cerca de Kampala, la capital de Uganda. Poco después del aterrizaje todos los pasajeros no judíos fueron liberados. Las acciones de la FDI se basaron en la información suministrada por la agencia de inteligencia israelí, el Mosad. La operación se planeó a consecuencia del secuestro por parte de la organización militante Células Revolucionarias y el Frente Popular para la Liberación de Palestina, junto a la amenaza de los secuestradores de matar a los re...
Uganda is planning to roll out an online pre-clearance of air cargo system to reduce shipment delays. Uganda's Revenue Authority says the new clearance system will begin in three months and is bound improve efficiency and boost revenue collection. CCTV'S Isabel Nakirya reports
Uganda will once again be running an airline by November this year under the FULL OWNERSHIP of Ugandans. Vule, is the new airline name that has been adopted to ensure that Ugandans enjoy direct flights to different destinations in the world. According to Robert Mwesigwa, the managing director to this airline, there will also be flights within the country especially to upcountry districts like Gulu, Tororo and Kasese among others.
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Uganda's Aviation authority suspended the operations of three domestic airlines over safety concerns. But officials say safety lapses will not hinder the country's rapidly growing air traffic, as figures surpass the projected numbers. CCTV's Leon Ssenyange reports.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Commission of State Assets and Statutory Enterprises, Abdul Katuntu and other legislators are demanding for an audit of what went wrong with the defunct Uganda Airlines before it was liquidated in 2001 and what is left before undertaking the project of reviving the national airline. The demand for an audit is premised on president Museveni’s directive to revive Uganda Airlines under the Private Public Partnership arrangement. As Timothy Sibasi reports; the MPs are also demanding for the lifting of avail for the country to know who benefited from the liquidation of Uganda airlines and what they own.
Watch this dance video from Uganda, Africa for French Montana Feat. Swae Lee's "Unforgettable." Download "Unforgettable" here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unforgettable-feat-swae-lee-single/id1221643844 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1udLKdsDr7GRmJU6Cxyt7j Message from French Montana: "I was on YouTube listening to music from one of my favorite African artists Cheb Hasni and found this video of these kids dancing barefoot in the mud and on rocks. No complaining or pain just so much joy in the music and dancing. I watched with “Unforgettable” playing in the background and it hit me! Their moves went to the tempo and it was almost like God planned it! It inspired me to go find them in Uganda. My team and I searched and we found them. When we arrived, it w...
Competition for air passenger traffic in East Africa is expected to grow in coming months as two international players target key destinations. Low-cost airlines fast-jet and fly-dubai both announced new routes this week to take advantage of growing demand in the region as well as the withdrawal of Air Uganda’s international air operator’s license in June this year. For more news visit http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Movement of goods, capital and labour is among the key steps towards intergration of the East African Community. Businesses are taking their positions early to cash in on the movement. Air Uganda, the national carrier which is just about to celebrate it's 3rd anniversary is positioning itself to cater for the East African markets and compete with the big boys such as Kenya Airways and Tanzania's Precision Air, Terryanne Chebet went aboard Air Uganda to get the view from the top.