Recent South Sudanese start-up airline South Supreme has, in what has been termed an “ambitious move,” launched flights from Juba to Entebbe, which will for the time being be served three times a week, according to a source close to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.
Entebbe is the second international destination for the new upstart after launching flights to Khartoum some weeks ago, as was reported here at the time. The launch fares our of Juba were given at US Dollars 200 one way inclusive of all taxes, considerably below present fare levels in place between the two countries. Southern Supreme is taking on Air Uganda, which has been serving Juba double daily using a right sized CRJ 200, whereas the newcomer has settled for the larger B737-300.
According to information from Juba, the airline is also eyeing flights to Nairobi, where it will compete with Kenya Airways and others already on the route.
Airline observers in Uganda and the region, when discussing the new airline, have noted that when searching the web no website could be found, nor were any logos available on the net either, indicating that the publicity work of the new airline was clearly lagging behind their route rollout, something which will hopefully in due course be addressed.