Uganda Airlines appoints sales agent ahead of Mumbai route launch

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Uganda Airlines has appointed Indian Travel company Minar Travels (India) Pvt. Ltd. as its General Sales Agent in India.

As the market GSA, Minar Travels will be supporting the launch of Uganda Airlines’ new service from Entebbe to Mumbai, expected to start later this year.

Ms. Jenifer Bamuturaki, CEO of Uganda Airlines, said Minar Travels brings a wealth of experience in the Indian travel market and will be providing Uganda Airlines with reservation and ticketing services, as well as sales activities and market development, to effectively position the African carrier in the India market.

“We are pleased to partner with Minar Travels as India GSA for Uganda Airlines. Our choice of Minar Travels was informed by their understanding of the market in India and demonstrable experience, and we are confident that this partnership provides us with a strong foundation and a sustainable future on the route. We look forward to a great market presence as we connect Incredible India to the Pearl of Africa and beyond,” said Bamuturaki on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

Uganda Airlines is one of Africa’s fastest-growing airlines, operating from its strategically located hub at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

“Minar Group is excited to represent Uganda Airlines as their GSA in India. The fact that Uganda Airlines connects to most of the major cities in East and South Africa will make it an excellent product and a choice airline for Indian travellers to Uganda and the rest of Africa,” said HS Duggal, Managing Director of Minar Travels.

The airline’s current network includes scheduled flights to 11 destinations in 8 countries, including Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya; Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Kinshasa in the DR Congo; Bujumbura in Burundi; Juba in South Sudan, Mogadishu in Somalia, Johannesburg in South Africa, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Other new international routes planned for commencement include Guangzhou, London, Jeddah, and Riyadh; as well as more African destinations like Lagos, Goma, Lusaka, Harare, and Cape Town.

Uganda Airlines is Uganda’s national carrier and operates scheduled air services in Africa and international markets.

The airline started commercial operations in August 2019 and currently operates a mixed fleet of regional jets (CRJ900) and wide-body Airbus A330-800neo.

Uganda Airlines is a winner of the prestigious Ch-Aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet in The World (2021, 2022), a major milestone recognizing the airline’s leadership in maintaining a young, modern, and efficient fleet and aligning with the carrier’s vision of a world-class airline.

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