- The first time in history almost after more than 17 years when Eagle Airline stop their flight at the peak of insurgency, but today community in Gulu City weak up with a big sound of airplane
The agreement will see Sky aviation, an operator from South Sudan introduce new flights from Juba to Gulu starting Friday next week.
According to the Cosmas Ombura, the Managing Director of Sky Aviation, introducing the new flights will boost not only tourism but other business engagements between Uganda and South Sudan.
Ugandan airline, Eagle Air this week announced the resumption of its flights to Yei town in the southwest of South Sudan and near the Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The decision was announced Tuesday after one-year suspension following “the harassment” of Eagle Aircrews by South Sudanese officials, according to the ch-aviation, a specialized website on aviation news.
The airline, in a statement, said the twice-weekly flights from Entebbe or Kampala to Yei town would commence from 2 July 2018 onwards.
The Eagle Air has two flights per week from Entebbe to Yei which is a business hub, attracting traders and customers from South Sudan, Uganda and Congo.
Yei is a business hub, attracting traders and customers from South Sudan, Uganda and Congo. Also, Ivory Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank have branches in the city. The Ugandan carrier also offers scheduled flights from the Ugandan town of Entebbe to Pakuba, Adjumani, Gulu, and Arua districts in Uganda as well as Juba in South Sudan.
The only airline within Uganda, Eagle Air operates a diverse fleet of Let 410UVPEs, Beech 1900Ds, Piper (twin-piston) Seneca PA34s, and Cessna (single piston) 206s.