New Pan-African Airline Takes Off

1st May 2002

A new African airline has been launched, which aims to link countries across the continent with the rest of the world.
Unlike previous attempts to establish a pan-African airline, AfricaOne is entirely owned by African entrepreneurs, with no government involvement.

The company will be based in Uganda and President Yoweri Museveni travelled on board the inaugural flight on Monday.

On Tuesday, the airline will have a test flight to the Nigerian commercial capital, Lagos.

African French-speaking countries who own Air Afrique, decided earlier this year to wind up the company.





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