Uganda Airlines firmed up its order for two Airbus A330-800Neo. Photo: Uganda Airlines

FARNBOROUGH — Ugandan national carrier Uganda Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for two A330-800neo aircraft. The two A330s will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 Engines.

The carrier will use the aircraft to build their international long-haul network featuring three cabins in total offering 20 seats in Business, 28 in Premium Economy and 213 in Economy respectively.

“This agreement demonstrates our ambition for economic growth supported by a robust aviation industry. The A330-800neo combines low operating costs, long range flying capability and high levels of comfort. We are looking forward to launch operations and offer our customers best-in-class service”, said Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines.

“We are delighted to welcome Uganda Airlines among our A330neo customers, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin. We look forward to see the A330-800neo flying in the colours of Uganda”, said Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

This is another significant commitment for the A330neo program, especially as it hasn’t acquired many orders this week. When the A330neo goes into service with launch customer TAP Portugal, Airbus believes that customer interest will increase significantly meaning that in future airshows, we could see further commitments for the project.

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