Two bombardier CRJ900 jets arrive in Uganda

President, Yoweri Museveni officially received the planes at 9:57am after being water cannoned, a common tradition when a country or company receives new planes. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

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  • The revival of the national carrier has divided opinions with some government technocrats, including some at the Central Bank opposing it. Government maintained it needed a carrier to promote tourism and ensure national pride.

President Museveni has this morning received two bombardier CRJ900 jets at Entebbe International Airport.  The aircrafts touched the ground at 9:55am amid ululations from guests signalling the official revival of Uganda’s national carrier, which was grounded in 2001.

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