Friday, May 18, 2012

► UGANDA: NasAir Eritrea starts Asmara - Entebbe direct.

Nasair EritreaEritrean private airline Nasair Eritrea (UE), yesterday started direct Asmara - Entebbe, Uganda flights using a Boeing 737-200. Until that maiden flight, Entebbe was served via Juba, South Sudan, according to NasAir's timetable.

Nasair Eritrea 737
Nasair's Boeing 737-200
"Mr Nasair Nasreddin Ibrahim, the chairman and group chief executive officer of Nasair, said at the launch of the airline’s services that Entebbe becomes the 11th route the airline will be plying with the aim of easing interconnectivity to boost trade, transport and tourism.
He said: “It has been difficult accessing Asmara for Ugandan travelers. Many travellers have had to pass through Nairobi,” however, he said “the new initiative shall provide an airline route from Uganda, through Asmara to Dubai.”"
Read More Here [The Monitor Uganda]

Presently, Nasair serves Asmara, Juba, Khartoum, Nairobi, Dubai, Jeddah and now Entebbe, which it serves with a fleet of three Boeing 737-200s.

The first half of this year has seen a tremendous establishment of presence for Eritrea's aviation industry, with Eritrean Airlines, with whom Nasair merged to form Nasair Eritrea in 2011, restarting discontinued destinations in Europe and reaching out to new ones in Africa (in particular South Africa)