Passengers were stranded at Entebbe Airport on Friday afternoon after the aeroplane that was meant to take them, delayed to return. Uganda Airlines flight UR320 which was meant to fly passengers from Entebbe Airport via Zanzibar to Tanzania, had transported President Museveni to Tanzania the previous day.
“We were supposed to depart at 14:00hrs but were made to wait until 17:00 when they had to get us another one,” intimated one of the passengers. It remains unclear whether the passengers will get any compensation from the Airline company for the delay. Uganda Airlines officials are yet to respond to matter.
President Museveni had traveled for a one-day working visit to Tanzania where he witnessed the signing of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline tripartite host agreement at a function that was held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tnazania.
The president who had left his presidential jet for the national airline, described his experience aboard Bombardier as, a “wonderful one,” and pilots as “professionals.” He took time talking to the Uganda Airlines crew who included Captain Clive Okoth, Ahmmed Bamweyana, Sheila Kashilingi, Joseph Lukwago and Mark Kyaligonza.
It is yet to be explained why the flight had delayed.