By Abou Kisige
THE Uganda Air Cargo Corporations, a firm owned by the defence ministry, has launched two new passenger planes. Fred Kyankya, the general manager, said the Y-12 aircraft would cater for both regional and international clients.
â€œWe will now combine three related aviation services; air cargo transport, travel bureau and passenger air charter in a one-stop operation,â€ he said.
Kyankya said the $7m aircraft had a seating capacity of 17 and 19 passengers respectively. Jeje Odongo, the defence state minister, said his ministry would buy more planes to enable the corporation compete favourably.
â€œWe shall source for funds from every corner to ensure sustainability of the aircraft. â€œUganda Air Cargo is our pride because it is keeping Ugandaâ€™s flag and the Crested Crane in the sky,â€ Odongo said at the launch last week at the Entebbe Air Force base.