The Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations and First Son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainaerugaba will be among the first commercial passengers for the Uganda Airlines route to Mogadishu, Somalia.
According to sources, the First Son purchased his ticket and already obtained a boarding pass for his maiden flight aboard Uganda Airlines to Mogadishu.
Muhoozi himself gave a hint of his anticipated flight in a tweet on Wednesday.
“I got my boarding pass this morning. To all those who said we couldn’t, we did! Never underestimate Ugandans! Long live Uganda! Long live Uganda Airlines,” he said.
The Airline will make their first flight to the Somalian capital on Thursday.
The Airline meanwhile, held its first commercial flight from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday morning, with eight passengers on board.
According to local media, the airline could have made Shs8m for its traffic on Wednesday.
It was a historic moment on Tuesday morning as Uganda Airlines took to the sky for its maiden flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in neighboring Kenya.
The Uganda Airlines CRJ900 5x Kob Bombadier left Entebbe International Airport a few minutes after 11:10 am and was expected to touch ground in Kenya 45 minutes later and aboard included technical officers, government officials and members of the media fraternity.
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) August 28, 2019
Prime Minister, Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda and the Minister for Works and Transport, Monica Ntege Azuba arrived at the airport a few minutes to 10 am to officiate the maiden flight for the Uganda Airlines.
Guest were entertained by local dancers before the departure of the national carrier and among the first passengers aboard the aircraft was kickboxer Moses Golola who could not hide his excitement.
“I hope they will serve us a local dish while on board. I can’t wait to step into the new plane,” the motor-mouthed kickboxer said.