Air Uganda, the quasi national airline, had their air operators certificate revoked last month by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that stopped them from making international flights. Air Uganda is the operating name of Meridiana Africa Airlines Limited.
It employed 231 staff who might now have to secure new jobs.
The suspension of business followed an audit of the policies and procedures of CAA by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) between 11th and June 17th.
Cornwell Muleya, the Air Uganda Chief Executive Officer says the extended grounding of their three bombardier CRJ 200 fleet has affected lease agreements, the airline had entered into, forcing them into a wall.
“Air Uganda has been working with CAA since 17th June to implement revised procedures at the CAA required by ICAO and had expected its AOC (operators’ certificate) to be reinstated in a timely and expeditious m…