Uganda Airlines has received landing rights at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport located in southern China.
The public relations manager of Uganda Airlines, Shakira Rahim says this is the first-ever direct flight from Uganda to China in the post-COVID-19 era.
“Currently, there is no direct flight from Entebbe to China, which brings an amazing opportunity to tap into this gap. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more than 25,000 passengers from China to Uganda, according to 2019 travel data,” Rahim said.
The national carrier will handle both passengers and cargo, targetting local business people/traders, government officials, students, tourists and investors.