Entebbe, (UG): Uganda Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier has won gold in the Travel Plus Readers Award by Ferents and CO LLC at the Travel Plus Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2024 in Hamburg, Germany, for their Premium Economy Kits.

The Airline expressed pride in receiving this recognition, emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and excellence.

“The Airline is excited to receive this award because it is a true testament to product excellence and sustainable innovation,” Ms Jenifer Bamuturaki, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Airline, said in a statement.

The award-winning travel kit features a bag crafted from natural fabrics, inspired by Uganda’s traditional textures and adorned with an embroidered golden-crowned crane.

“These kits embody Uganda Airlines’ ethos of environmental responsibility, aiming to encourage travellers to consider their ecological footprint while enjoying a comfortable and culturally enriching travel experience.”

Inside the kit, travellers will find eco-friendly items such as a bamboo toothbrush, earplugs in a craft flow pack, natural moisturizing face and hand creams from Bueno, a sleep mask, and cozy socks.

The competition included entries from leading airlines like KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finnair, and United Airlines in the premium Economy category.

Uganda Airlines, the flag carrier of Uganda is a revival of the former Airlines Company which operated from 1977 until 2001.

The current national carrier began flying in August 2019 and has made tremendous success such as adding new regional and international routes and other achievements.

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