The management of Kiira Motors which produces Kayoola EVS electric buses, has offered to support air transport operations in the country by transporting staff of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA).
According to the acting Director General UCAA, Mr Fred Bamwesigye, the buses will provide more options to arriving and departing passengers at the airport.
“Once fully charged, the bus has a range of up to 300 kilometres, which covers the Entebbe – Kampala route and back comfortably. If well utilized, they could also contribute to reduction in congestion on the roads,” he said on Monday during the test ride at Entebbe International Airport.
Mr Bamwesigye said the staff from around Kampala will be collected three days a week for eight weeks, free of charge.
“For now we are not taking the buses permanently, we are trying to use them because we use the same routes every day. When we see the buses becoming more regular and we have seen they answer some of our needs, then we take the opportunity to acquire some of them to transport our staff,” he said.
Mr Allan Muhumuza, the director marketing and sales at Kiira Motors, revealed that the shuttle route will be; Nambole - Entebbe Airport via Northern bypass and Entebbe Express high way from July 20 - August 14; and from Uganda house to Entebbe Airport from August 14 – September 11, 2020. Departure time will be 7.30am and leaving airport shall be at 4.00pm.