Canadian based plane manufactures Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced Wednesday that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$190 million (Shs 711Billion)
“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.”
The firm order is valued at approximately US$190 million or 700Billion Shillings
Uganda Airlines is expected to operate the CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.
Speaking at the deal signing, Ephraim Bagenda, CEO, Uganda Airlines said, “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.”