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Article from BTNews 22 APRIL 2019

CRJ900 heads for Uganda

The first two of four CRJ900s ordered by Uganda Airlines in July 2018 have been handed over by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. The ceremony also installed the carrier as the first operator in Africa of the CRJ Series’ enhanced Atmosphère cabin.

The CRJ900 delivery ceremony was held at the Bombardier facility in Mirabel, Québec, and was attended by executives of both Uganda Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft as well as shop floor employees who build the CRJ900 aircraft.

Airline CEO Ephraim Bagenda said: “We are thrilled to commence our operations with the world’s leading regional jet, and we look forward to providing the most modern passenger experience in regional aviation to the people of Uganda and across Africa.”

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer added: “We congratulate Uganda Airlines for taking delivery of their first CRJ900 fitted with the Atmosphère cabin in a dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 in First Class.

“The CRJ Series is recognised for its superior economics and efficiency and I am confident it will be the stepping stone for the development of Uganda’s regional air travel.”

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