Africa One is negotiating the lease of a Boeing 767 from Boeing Capital, which financed the Uganda-based airline's fleet of three McDonnell Douglas DC-9s and one DC-10-30.

According to the airline's chief executive Fredrick Ochieng Obbo, the airline wants a 767-200 or -300 for trans-African services from Africa One's new hub at Lagos, Nigeria, to Entebbe, Uganda, and on to Dubai, starting in April. A delegation from Boeing Capital is due in Kampala, Uganda, this week to discuss the lease.

Talks are being held with South African Airways and Kenya Airways to integrate the Nigeria flights into their networks.

The carrier had planned to use its DC-10 on these services, but escalating fuel prices forced a switch to the twinjet. The DC-10 is now operating Hadj flights.

Source: Flight International