The Belgian flag carrier and member of the Lufthansa Group, Brussels Airlines, has just passed on information that they will with immediate effect offer a 10 percent ‘gorilla rebate’ for passengers flying to Entebbe / Uganda\ and Kigali / Rwanda\, against proof of having purchased a gorilla tracking permit in either of the countries.
The news were welcomed in both countries, as in particular Uganda had been facing difficulties in marketing tourism over recent political events in the country, as reported here repeatedly in past weeks.
The airline’s country manager for Uganda, Mr. Pierre Declerk confirmed the details and pointed out that the rebate of 10 percent as applicable to the airfare only, NOT any taxes charged by various governmental bodies on these fares, and would be reviewed in three months time to assess what assistance the airline had been able to provide to the tourism sectors in Uganda and Rwanda. Watch this space for up to date news from the East African aviation industry.
Compiled by Jackie