Kampala, Uganda | URN | Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for August 28th with a one-way ticket put at a mere Shs 166,000 from Entebbe International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
This means a return ticket goes for an enticing Shs 330,000, a huge deal from the normal average of $300 (Shs 1.1m) other airlines are charging for the same route.
The airline’s website currently shows there is no tax applied for the ticket. When the tax is applied, the ticket could be increased by $147 to bring the entire cost to $192 (about Shs 700,000) for an entire one-way economy ticket.
A round-trip would cost one in the highs of $277 (Shs 1 million) with taxes inclusive, the Uganda Airlines website shows. It is not yet clear when the tax will be applied. Online booking was activated on Wednesday 21st.
The prices keep on changing reflecting the demand at the time. The people paying for the business class are charged $200 minus tax. Uganda Airlines will take to the skies on Wednesday for the first commercial flight which will leave Entebbe at 6 am and land at JKIA at 7:15 am.
A one-way ticket from JKIA to Entebbe will cost $70 but a tax of $90 will be applied to bring the total cost to $160.
Uganda officially received two planes – CRJ 900 – from Canada’s Bombardier on April 23, 2019. It has been working on the paperwork and receiving necessary approvals from Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and destination countries to be able to fly commercially.