Airlines Registers Giant Step Forward in Post-COVID Era, Says Gen Katumba

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Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, the Minister of Transport and Works, has said the airline industry has registered a steady recovery from the COVID-19 downturn, with traffic through Entebbe International Airport at 14% in September 2023, over a comparable period in 2019.

Gen Katumba made these remarks during the on-going 55th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at Speke Resort Munyonyo on November 20, 2023.

“Uganda Airlines is expanding its network, currently flies to 13 destinations, and looks forward to opening more,” said Gen. Katumba.

The minister also noted that the Single African Air Transport Market (SATAM) is not an event but a process, and they have commenced the process to align the legal regime with SATAM principles, adding that the commencement date will be announced in due time.

“As a country, we are committed to realising the growth of the aviation industry,” noted Gen. Katumba.

About 500 delegates from 35 African countries have convened in Uganda to attend the AFRAA annual general assembly.

AFRAA is the leading trade association of airlines that hail from the nations of the African Union, established in Accra, Ghana, in 1968.

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