The Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasaija has revealed that in the financial year 2018/19 Uganda will have its own National Airline, and its first routes will be regional.
''Technical studies have been completed and aircraft will be acquired to commence regional air services'' Kasaija said.
The Minister revealed this during the reading of the 2018/19 Uganda National Budget.
According to the Daily Monitor, plans to start another National Airline for Uganda were based on the recommendations of a joint study by Uganda Development Corporation and National Planning Authority.
Its projections were that some Shs1.4 trillion would be good enough to get the project off the ground.
President Idi Amin started Uganda Airlines in 1977 after the breakup of the East African Community and the appropriation of the assets belonging to East African Airways.
The company was closed in 2001.