By Ritah Kemigisa
Uganda has this morning received the second brand new Airbus A330 neo which will boost tourism and travel across the continent and beyond.
Upon arrival, the new airbus called Mt Rwenzori was received by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda in addition to a Water salute.
The works and transport Minister Gen Katumba Wamala says with the new Airbus, Uganda will be will be able to penetrate into the new world of greater connectivity by operating non-stop intercontinental flights.
Hadi Akoum, Airbus Vice President Sales Africa has hailed the government of Uganda for choosing the latest and most advanced aircrafts which he says is flamboyant and highly computerized.
“This is the new model of the A330 series, this is a new generation model, all systems are managed by computers,” said Mr Akoum.
Hadi meanwhile explains how unique the new jet is.
“In business class, passengers are able to have a seat and as well turn into a bed at 180 degrees, there is a small office space, they can have dinner and lunch and work at the same time,” added Mr Akoum.
Mt Rwenzori will be flying to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The first Airbus that arrived last year called Mt Elgon flies to Guangzhou and Beijing Cities in China, Heathrow Airport in the UK, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.