This airline now currently operates as Ravn Connect, which is part of Ravn Alaska. Click on the logo below to find out more about Ravn Alaska.
Founded in 1981, the airline began (full name Hageland Aviation Services) as a regional American airline, now known as Ravn Connect. When the airline was launched, it was based in Anchorage, Alaska and flew regional services regional services in and around the area.
The airline operated under its founding name until 2008, when it merged with Frontier Alaska to become Frontier Alaska (Era Alaska). The airline later rebranded and now currently operates as Ravn Connect and flies scheduled passenger flights for Ravn Alaska.
In 2018, it was reported that the Cabinet of Uganda has re-launch Uganda Airlines, with six new jets. This will be possible due to an equity investment by the goverment, as well as loans borrowed from regional lenders, including the Trade and Development Bank. In April 2019 the airline received two bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, and an order of Airbus A330-800neo is in place.
Air Uganda had different check in policies for online check in and airport check in.
Air Uganda passengers could check in online prior to their flight departure time.
Air Uganda airport check in desks opened 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. Passengers were advised to arrive at the airport with plenty of time in order to check in any baggage.
Air Uganda's frequent flyer programme is called 'Celestars'. Members of Celestars benefitted from a number of services, such as earning miles or points for flights, upgrades, priority services, and more.
In 2013, a new codeshare agreement was entered between Air Uganda and Rwandair on the Entebbe / Kigali route. Later in 2014, Air Uganda signed a codeshare agreement with Precision Air of Tanzania on a number of routes. In 2013, Air Uganda mained interline partnerships with Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Air Mali, Precision Air, Hahn Air, and RwandAir.
Air Uganda flew to a number of destinations within Africa. Click the button below to find out all of the destinations which it flew to.
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Entebbe International Airport (EBB) is the only international airport in Uganda. The airport is located 6 km southwest of the town of Entebbe. This airport is a hub for Eagle Air and Uganda Airlines. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport include Airlink, Air Arabia and more.
Air Uganda plans to re-commence operations with the following aircraft, accurate as of April 2019:
Airbus A330-800neo (two orders placed)
Bombardier CRJ900ER (Two existing, with an additional two orders placed).