- Around this time, Air Uganda would have celebrated eight years of operation in Uganda. However, its wings were clipped after Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had the airlines’ International Operator Licence withdrawn last year.
- Negotiations between CAA and AKFED, majority shareholders of Air Uganda, to discuss the revival of Air Uganda, collapsed with the airline saying it would be hard to effectively operate, considering the huge loses incurred and the massive reputation damage.
- Reviving the national airline is also being supported by tourism sector with stakeholders such as Uganda Tourism Board, National Planning Authority and traders, saying it will help to market the country.
- Up to now, many have been and continue to ask why Air Uganda never sought legal redress but the answer is grounded in the fact that the airline would be required to go through the recertification process and then proceed to court.
- Another argument was that if Air Uganda or any other airline had any dispute it would be resolved through a tribunal, which CAA has never set up. The CAA Act provides that all disputes in the airline sector shall be settled in a tribunal set up by the Authority.