Uganda airlines first flight to cost Shs166,000

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Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for August 28, with a one-way ticket put at Shs166,000 from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

This means a return ticket goes for an enticing Shs330,000, a huge deal from the normal average $300 (Shs1.1 million) other airlines are charging for the same route.

The airline’s website currently shows there is no tax applied on the ticket. When the tax is applied, the ticket could be increased by $147 (Shs542,000) to bring the entire cost to $192 (Shs709,000) for a one-way economy ticket.

A round-trip would cost one in the highs of $277 (Shs1,023,000) with taxes inclusive, the Uganda Airlines website shows.

It is not yet clear when the tax will be applied. Online booking was activated on Wednesday.

The prices keep on changing reflecting the demand at the time. The people paying for the business class are charged $200 (Shs738,000) minus tax.

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