Uganda, May 9 -- Uganda Airlines has signed a short-term lease agreement with Global Airlines based in Johannesburg, South Africa for a mid-range aircraft.

According to a statement released by the national carrier on Thursday, the acquisition of the extra A320 aircraft is majorly to enhance its operational efficiency as some of its aircraft proceed on scheduled maintenance.

"The A320 mid-range aircraft, acquired on Wet lease, will supplement our CRJ and A330 fleet. This aircraft comes with its pilots and cabin crew and will support Uganda Airlines in maintaining schedule integrity during the period when part of our regional fleet undergoes scheduled maintenance," the statement reads in part.

According to the airline, the additional air...