Crews to pay less on travel Rally crews and their motocross

Crews to pay less on travel

September 30, 2021

Crews to pay less on travel

Rally crews and their motocross counterparts will get a 15% discount on air tickets when they travel with Uganda Airlines for competitions.

The partnership between the national carrier and the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) was unveiled on Saturday in a mutually beneficial partnership.

Ugandan competitors will pay less while Uganda Airlines get to advertise their brand on team gear that they will use.

Jennifer Bamuturaki, the acting chief executive officer of Uganda Airlines, said their aim is to use the sport’s numbers to take their name to communities where the airline cannot reach.

“They will take our name to the community so as to change the perception that flying is for the rich. When they fly internationally, the riders take our branding material and this will promote tourism,” Bamuturaki said.

“The minister of education and sports wrote a directive that Uganda airlines should carry all sports events sponsored by the government,” she added.

On his part, FMU president Dipu Ruparelia thinks that for the airline to survive, it needs support from all Ugandans instead of giving money to foreign airlines.

“We have huge numbers when we are going for events. Our people are from different walks of life. We have doctors, mechanics, and when going to Zambia, instead of driving there, Uganda Airlines can lift the car there,” he said.

Dipu attempted to decipher the misconception that motorsport is for the rich. “Most of Ugandan rally drivers are poor mechanics from the Kisekka Market but they are in the sport because it is big business,” he said.

FMU intends to take rally events to Arua, Karamoja, Gulu and Buvuma Islands.

Robert Jims Ntambi, the assistant commissioner in charge of air transport regulation, noted that besides being a business entity, Uganda Airlines is an enabler for import and export business.

The national football team, Uganda Cranes, and their basketball counterparts, Silverbacks, have always used the national carrier to events where the company currently flies.

It was revamped in August, 2019 and currently flies to west and southern Africa. Licenses to travel to China, Dubai and London have also been obtained.

Company Reviews

Lulu Safaris Uganda

Company Reviews

Charlotte Feb 12, 2020

Great experience, great service, the customer care was perfect. Great staff.
Thank you Lulu safaris

Princess Feb 20, 2020

"This tour operator is the best I have ever used. Great customer care, definitely recommendable"
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. The communication and customer service is great, the services to be honest were put at there best. I will definitely recommend my friends for this. I had such a great time and was taken care of with great service. I liked every bit of this experience.

Didi Feb 20, 2020

"It was a very good experience, affordable prices and very helpful and friendly staff."
Honestly i got the value for money.
With the friendly social stuff i would strongly recommend Lulu safaris uganda for any travel plans.

I must say job well done....i for one will surely come again to experience ur wonderful services...

Deo Feb 22, 2020

Very kind and excellent people.i enjoyed every bit of the tour
The cars were clean and everything was done on time as scheduled.
I would highly recommend this company to anyone I care about .

Tee Mar 3, 2020

"Excellent services"
I had a great tour with lulu safaris. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Ongus Killian Mar 8, 2020

"My overall expirience was pretty good. They offered all that was promised."
Everything was excellent! It's one of a kind that fulfils their promise. I was never disappointed.

Anthony Dec 16, 2020

"Cost friendly with beautiful services."
Everything was really beautiful and love the aspect of time management

Dan Feb 17, 2021

"Excellent communication and accommodation!"
We booked a stay at Buyala Bliss through this company and we’re very pleased with the logistics. The location was perfect and we had a very relaxing weekend. I would definitely recommend booking through this company.
Thank you!

Isaac Mar 21, 2021

"Great experience"
Without a doubt... Lulu is one of the best. Great communication skills and support from the staff from the time of booking to the day of the trip and beyond.
Highly recommended

Sarah Mar 22, 2021

"Breathtaking experience"
From the start of the request for quotations to the time we ended the trip, the communication from the team leader and all the guides was so good and timely.
I would definitely recommend this company to other travellers