Uganda National Airlines Company has signed a firm order
with Bombardier for four new CRJ900 regional jets.
Based on the
current list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at
approximately US$190 million.
“We are delighted to have ordered the world’s leading
regional jet, and we look forward to providing the most modern
passenger experience in regional aviation to the people of Uganda
and across Africa,” said Ephraim Bagenda, CEO, Uganda National
Airlines. “As we were establishing Entebbe as a strong hub in East
Africa and building more connectivity in Africa, we thoroughly
reviewed our needs. With its proven track record in Africa and
other regions of the world, we are confident that the CRJ900
aircraft will help us succeed.”
Uganda Airlines will operate the CRJ900 in dual-class
configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.
“We congratulate the
Government of Uganda for the revival of its national flag carrier,
and are thrilled that the new airline has selected Bombardier and
the CRJ900 regional jets for its upcoming debut,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle-East and Africa,
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Recognized for its superior
economics and efficiency, the CRJ Series aircraft have enabled
airlines worldwide to serve communities with better connectivity,
and we look forward to supporting the development of Uganda’s
regional air travel with these CRJ900 regional jets.”
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flying 58 CRJ Series in Africa. Including the order announced
today, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,957 CRJ Series
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