Saudi Airlines has announced a new flight route in February. The SkyTeam alliance will start this service from Riyadh’s King Khalid International (RUH) base and end at Entebbe (EBB) in Uganda.
The inaugural flight has already reached Entebbe, carrying 300 passengers on board with an Airbus 330-300. Saudi is the first one to connect Saudi Arabia and Uganda directly. This new connection will surely give strength to Saudi Arabia and Uganda relations. This includes the signing of the memorandum in October.
Abubaker Jeje Odongo, Uganda’s foreign minister, has decided to import many products like fruits, vegetables, milk and spices from Uganda because of this new airline. He also requested the Middle East government to look for new opportunities in Uganda related to the mining, agriculture and tourism sectors.