With as many as three conveniently timed flights from Entebbe to Nairobi has the sting been removed from travel to the Kenyan capital. The red eye departure times around 4 a.m. by other airlines have been adjusted to more normal timings by Uganda Airlines, as their first daily flight departs at 6 a.m.
While one still has to be at the check in desk before 5 a.m. to make the flight, is it no longer required to leave Kampala soon after midnight to meet the check in deadlines and then end up sleeping through half of the day’s meetings in Nairobi.
This development has not been lost on travelers of course as the load factors on the Uganda Airlines flights have been growing steadily at the expense of others who, for their own convenience and scheduling have and continue to impose user unfriendly departure times on travelers from and to Entebbe.
The flights are operated with a fleet of newly acquired CRJ900 aircraft which offer a 1×2 configuration in business class and a 2×2 configuration in economy class.
Of course is breakfast served on the flight and one arrives at daylight in Nairobi, ready to go to work or otherwise begin a few days of leisure.
The crew happily welcomes the steadily growing number of passengers on board their flights and are not only very professional but also welcome their guests on board with that typical warm Ugandan smile, making one instantly feel at home.
Like demonstrated with the recent series of articles about travel with Uganda Airlines to Mombasa, is the airline keen to add further value for their passengers and travel packages to the airline’s key destinations are being worked on, which, when on the market, give travelers the option to not just book a flight but also a hotel package.
Until then can flights be booked via www.ugandairlines.com and of course is it equally possible to book hotel accommodation directly – including transfers from and to the airport in Nairobi – via www.prideinn.co.ke. Here are also the best rates visible by scrolling through the website menu.
Source: Prof Wolfgang Thome -ATC News