The tourism sector in the country has received a boost after Uganda Airlines unveiled its plan to start flights to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. 

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Speaking on Thursday, Ugandan Consul General in Mombasa Katureeba Tayebwa, said that the airline has identified the Coastal region as one of the areas with massive potential.  

He also said that the airline seeks to add value to the services offered in the field in the region and not to compete with other established companies. 

Tayebwa revealed that the first plane will touch down in Mombasa on November 11, 2019.

“We are confirming that Uganda is joining the list of other airlines in colouring the regional airspace. The entry of Uganda Airlines is not to compete but to add value and help create a more enabling environment to thrive and boost the economy of the East African region,” he said, as quoted by the Standard.

Tayebwa said that Ugandan travellers now have a reason to smile following the launch of the flights, adding that the airline ensures faster and safer flights for travellers from different corners of the world.

He noted that they decided to pick the Mombasa route because the coastal city has everything a tourist would want to see. Uganda has been ranked as one of the leading nations in terms of tourists visiting Kenya.