|Operating bases||Entebbe International Airport|
|Focus cities||Kampala, Entebbe|
|Company slogan||The Wings of East Africa|
|Parent company||Celestair (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development)|
|Headquarters||4 Wampewo Avenue
Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
|Key people||Cornwell Muleya (CEO)|
Air Uganda is largely recognized as the national carrier, following the collapse of Uganda Airlines in May 2001. Headquartered in Kampala, and with its operations base at Entebbe International Airport, Air Uganda uses a fleet of three aircraft to operate scheduled flights from Entebbe to various countries in Eastern and Central Africa.
Air Uganda is reported to have carried over 70,000 passengers within its first twelve months, with an average load factor of 70% between Entebbe and Juba. The load factor between Entebbe and Nairobi averaged 60% during the first year of operation. 
In the fourth quarter of 2011, Air Uganda announced plans to start domestic service during 2012. This will require the airline to acquire appropriate aircraft to serve the domestic market. The airline's current regional fleet is also under review.
During 2012, Air Uganda, in its fifth year of operations, began self-handling at its hub at Entebbe International Airport, and was authorised to handle any other airline that chooses to use their handling service. The move will save the airline at least US$700,000 annually.
In November 2013, the airline marked the sixth anniversary of its founding. At that time, it was the only Ugandan airline licensed by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), to operate regular scheduled flights to neighboring countries. The Government of Uganda is reported to be considering becoming a shareholder in the airline.
Ownership and associated companies
Meridiana Africa Airlines (Uganda) Limited is 100% owned by the Celestair Group, which in turn is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED also controls Air Burkina and Air Mali, the national airlines of Burkina Faso and Mali respectively, and has an interest in Europe in Meridiana fly. There have been press reports that the Ugandan Government may be interested in taking a stake in the airline. In December 2013, at a meeting in Paris, France, the President of Uganda and the Aga Khan, announced that they had agreed to allow the Government of Uganda to become an investor in Air Uganda.
Because it is a private company, annual reports for Air Uganda are not published. In the absence of these, the little information available is shown below:
|Number of employees||180|
|Number of passengers (m)||0.07||0.15|
|Passenger load factor (%)||65%|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||3||4|
- South Sudan
During the second half of 2008, Air Uganda signed code share agreements with Air Tanzania on the Entebbe/Kilimanjaro, Entebbe/Dar-es-Salaam and Entebbe/Zanzibar routes which both airlines serviced. Code share agreements were also signed with Brussels Airlines on the Entebbe/Juba route serviced by Air Uganda and on the Entebbe/Brussels route serviced by Brussels Airlines. These arrangements were soon followed by similar agreements between Air Uganda and Qatar Airways 
In early 2009, Air Uganda made arrangements with Marsland Aviation for the latter to transport Air Uganda ticketed passengers between Juba and Khartoum and between Khartoum and Juba. Air Uganda travels this route on two days a week. Marsland Aviation carries Air Uganda passengers on the five days a week, when Air Uganda does not service the route.
In June 2010, Air Uganda signed a code share agreement with Rwandair on the Entebbe - Kigali route. Air Uganda will service the route with a daily morning flight while Rwandair will provide a daily evening flight. Both airlines service the route with CRJ-200 aircraft. Those arrangements were halted when Air Uganda served notice to Rwandair, of intentions to terminate the codeshare arrangement, effective March 2012. On 14 August 2013, a new codeshare agreement between Air Uganda and Rwandair on the Entebbe-Kigali route was signed between the two CEOs of the respective airlines. The agreement became effective immediately.
As of November 2013[update], Air Uganda maintains Interline partnerships with the following airlines: Brussels Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Air Mali, Precision Air, Hahn Air and RwandAir.
Incidents and accidents
- On 9 January 2010, the US Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, warned of a possible terrorist threat on Air Uganda planes traveling between Juba, South Sudan, and Entebbe, Uganda. According to the embassy, it had received information that indicated "a desire by regional extremists to conduct a deadly attack on board Air Uganda aircraft." According to the Sudanese foreign ministry, however, the threat was not considered serious. The Uganda People's Defence Force said that they had been aware of this information since early December, 2009, although a Ugandan government spokesman said there was nothing to support such claims.
- Cornwell Muleya Appointed CEO
- "Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda". eTN Global Travel Industry News. 3 february 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- "Air Uganda To Begin Domestic Service". New Vision. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- "Air Uganda increases flights to Dar." New Vision. Monday 23 February 2009. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
- Air Uganda Begins Operations
- Load Factors During First Year
- In 2012 Air Uganda Began Self-Handling At Entebbe Airport
- Self Handling At Entebbe Airport Began On 22 May 2012
- Air Uganda Is Now Six Years Old
- Government To Invest In Air Uganda - Finally
- "About Air Uganda". Air Uganda. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- Uganda Government Considering Stake In Air Uganda
- Government To Buy Shares In Air Uganda
- "Air Uganda flies high on code sharing deals". Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- "Digital Brochure". Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- Air Uganda carried 155,000 passengers in 2012
- Destinations of Air Uganda
- Air Uganda Starts Entebbe-Bujumbura Service
- Air Uganda Increases Frequency Between Entebbe & Mombasa
- Air Uganda Plans To Start Entebbe-Mogadishu Service In 2013
- Service To Arusha, Tanzania Began On 29 May 2013
- Code Share Agreements with Other Carriers 1
- Code Share Agreements with Other Carriers 2
- Air Uganda Adds Khartoum
- Air Uganda Codeshares With Rwandair on Entebbe-Kigali Route
- Air Uganda Terminates Codeshare Agreement With RwandAir
- More Codeshare Flights Between Air Uganda And RwandAir
- Air Uganda Interline Partners
- Air Uganda Has A Fleet of Three CRJ-200s
- Air Uganda Fleet in December 2013
- Air Uganda takes delivery of third CRJ-200
- "US warns of attacks on Uganda-Sudan planes". BBC. 9 January 2010. Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
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