Uganda Airlines will fly with Airbus A330neo to London Heathrow
Starting March 28, 2021, Uganda Airlines will fly an Airbus A330neo to London Heathrow. Specifically, it will fly with the Airbus A330-800, the smallest member of the A330neo family.
According to ChimpReports, Uganda Airlines recently obtained the operating rights for the Entebbe - London route, which will start on March 28. According to reservation systems, the aircraft will land in London at 06:45 and depart for Entebbe at 09:00. The flight duration will be approximately 9 hours.
Uganda Airlines, with Airbus A330neo to London Heathrow
According to the announcement made by Uganda Airlines, 5 weekly flights will be operated on the route Entebbe - London. According to traffic reports issued by anna.aero, over 84.000 passengers flew between Entebbe and London in 2019, back and forth, which highlights the potential of this route.
On this route, Uganda Airlines will not have a direct competitor. British Airways operated Entebbe-London flights, but gave up in 2015 because "it is not commercially viable to continue flights".
But indirectly, there are many one-stop connections operated by companies such as EgyptAir, Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines, the flights being operated through the airlines' hubs.
London Heathrow is not the only destination served by Uganda Airlines with Airbus A330neo, with flights to Dubai, Guangzhou and Mumbai.