The revived national airline which commenced commercial flights on August 28 with five destinations will now increase its route network to 12 destinations.
The national carrier of Uganda launched its direct flight from Entebbe International Airport to Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport, joining the growing list of international and regional airlines that fly into Somalia.
The flights are part of the lengthy procedures the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) undertakes before issuing an air operator certificate (AOC).
Works and Transport Minister Monica Ntege Azuba told Parliament that Uganda Airlines has been working towards completing the five-phase certification process required to acquire the Air Operator Certificate.
On the floor, Kasilo MP Elijah Okupa demanded for disciplinary proceedings against Azuba before Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah reinforced the call.
The government has up to March 30 to pay up or risk having the jets sold off upon failing to pay the principal amount and surcharges including parking and insurance fees.