FARNBOROUGH — Uganda National Airlines has today signed a deal with Bombardier for four CRJ900 aircraft for list prices of $190 million in total.
The carrier is to become the first operator of the new CRJ Series ATMOSPHERE cabin in Africa.
“We congratulate the Government of Uganda for the revival of its national flag carrier, and are thrilled that the new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets for its upcoming debut,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“Recognized for its superior economics and efficiency, the CRJ Series aircraft have enabled airlines worldwide to serve communities with better connectivity, and we look forward to supporting the development of Uganda’s regional air travel with these CRJ900 regional jets,” he concluded.
Ephraim Bagenda, CEO, Uganda National Airlines, established:
“We are delighted to have ordered the world’s leading regional jet, and we look forward to providing the most modern passenger experience in regional aviation to the people of Uganda and across Africa.”
“As we were establishing Entebbe as a strong hub in East Africa and building more connectivity in Africa, we thoroughly reviewed our needs.”
“With its proven track record in Africa and other regions of the world, we are confident that the CRJ900 aircraft will help us succeed,” he determined.
The CRJ900s will have a dual-class configuration offering 76 seats, including 12 First Class seats. 21 operators currently operate 58 CRJ Series aircraft across Africa.
With this order, Bombardier has recorded around 1,957 firm orders for the regional jets.