Uganda Airlines says it has obtained landing slots at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the United Kingdom and Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates.
The move brings the national carrier closer to the launch of long-haul flights outside Africa.
Uganda Airlines is also working on obtaining rights more cities including Mumbai, India and Guanzhou, China.
“The process of obtaining traffic rights, foreign air operator permits and landing approvals, in the target destinations is progressing well,” an emailed statement reads in part, noting Uganda Airlines will start inter-continental operations to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, after completing the ongoing A330-800neo aircraft certification process with the Uganda Aviation Authority.
However, the airline also noted that it was in the process of completing a five-phase programme that will see it obtain the Uganda Airlines Operator certificate (AOC).
Uganda Airline is targeting to fly to London, Dubai, Guanzhou and Mumbai, from Entebbe International Airport.