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Uganda Airlines

Startup
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Uganda Airlines is a proposed start-up carrier to be based at Entebbe International Airport. It is planned that the new airline will assume the status of national carrier after Air Uganda was grounded in Jun-2014 following an audit by ICAO. Uganda's Civil Aviation Authority will now hold further discussions with the country's Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Cabinet and potential shareholders on plans to establish the new carrier. Uganda's Government established a preliminary framework to develop the proposed airline at a meeting in Oct-2014. The Ministry of State for Transport was last reported to be preparing a document on Uganda Airlines for submission to cabinet in late 2015. Uganda's State Minister for Works and Transport Aggrey Bagiire said plans to establish Uganda Airlines are "in advanced stages" and the airline will be operational in 2017. The establishment of Uganda Airlines is expected to cost USD300 million, with the country seeking a private investor. The airline will initially be fully owned by the government and managed by Uganda Development Corporation with shares to be subsequently offered to the private sector. Uganda's Finance Minister has stated the new airline is not a priority, as surface transport projects are an immediate concern.

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