Eagle Air (Uganda)

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Eagle Air Ltd
IATA ICAO Callsign
H7 EGU AFRICAN EAGLE
Founded 1994
Hubs Entebbe International Airport
Fleet size 7
Destinations 18
Company slogan Your getway into the heart of Africa
Parent company Eagle Aviation (Uganda) Limited
Headquarters Kampala, Uganda
Key people Charles Muthama, Chairman
Tony Rubombora, Managing Director
Website www.eagleair-ug.com

Eagle Air is an airline based in Kampala, Uganda. It operates regional scheduled services and charter flights across East and Central Africa.[1] Its main base is Entebbe International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in June 1994 and started operations in November 1994. It is owned by Tony Rubombora (62.5%), Managing Director, and Charles Muthama (37.5%), Chairman. It has over 50 employees (as of March 2011).[2]

In 2006, the airline started operations to Uganda's national parks.[3] South Sudan banned Eagle Air from operations to the airport in Yei, alleging violations of the country's aviation regulations.[4]

In 2008, the airline temporarily suspended operations due to a fuel shortage in Uganda.[5]

Services[edit]

Eagle Air offers scheduled and chartered flights to domestic and certain regional destinations, including air safaris to Ugandan national parks. In addition, it offers chartered flights within the East and Central Africa Region.

Destinations[edit]

According to its website, as of May 2016 Eagle Air operates regular services as follows:[6]

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2010, the Eagle Air fleet includes:[2][8]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

A 2001 Eagle Air crash killed two Congolese rebel leaders.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nsimbe, John Vianney (1 June 2009). "Our charters fly across East and Central Africa". The Observer. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ Nakaweesi, Dorothy (10 July 2006). "Uganda: Eagle Air to Fly to Tourist Destinations". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ "South Sudan bans Ugandan airline from Yei". Sudan Tribune. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ Jaramogi, Patrick (3 January 2008). "Uganda: Domestic Flights Halted Over Fuel Scarcity". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Destinations". Eagle Air.
  7. ^ Eagle Air Starts Flights to Western Uganda
  8. ^ "Our Fleet". Eagle Air.
  9. ^ Nakazibwe, Carolyne (18 December 2001). "Uganda: Eagle Air Pilots' Burial Today". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12.