Uganda Airlines was established in May 1976, and started operations in 1977, It was the main flag carrier of Uganda, since it was in operation until may 2001, it was flying to eight destinations at the time of it's closure, that included:Middle East, Africa and Europe.
It was headquartered in Entebbe, Wakiso District, Uganda, and operated from its hub in Entebbe International Airport
Cabinet of Uganda, opted to re-launch Uganda Airlines, with six new jets, two of which will be the wide-body, long-range A330-800 and the other four being CRJ900 aircraft. The studies recommended an equity investment by the government of approximately US$70 million and loans totaling US$330 million, borrowed from regional lenders, such as the Trade and Development Bank, to complete the purchase.
In May 2018, The EastAfrican reported that the Ugandan government, had made a small monetary deposit on each of the six aircraft, while it concludes final financing arrangements. The first batch of CRJ900 aircraft are expected in November 2018, while delivery of the A330-800 planes is expected in December 2020