Speaking at a virtual rotary club meeting in Kampala, Ag. CEO of Uganda Airlines, Jenifer Bamuturaki confirmed that the Uganda national carrier was in talks with gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar as well as European legacy airline, KLM over interline partnerships
The partnership with Emirates will be unilateral, she said
The development means Emirates Airlines will be able to connect its passengers to onward Uganda Airlines flights thereby accessing its route network, however Uganda Airlines will not be able to reciprocate.
The relationship is expected to strengthen ties between the airlines and boost ticket sales
Last month, Hahn Air, an airline and ticketing solutions provider announced it had partnered with Uganda Airlines with its HR-169 product allowing the Ugandan national airline’s tickets to be distributed and sold in more markets across the world
Uganda Airlines flies to 10 destinations with an active fleet of 4 MHIRJ CRJ-900 aircraft with 2 additional Airbus A330-800s awaiting a green light to kickstart international operations