Staff suspended as grasshoppers sold on Ugandan flight
Uganda’s national carrier has banned the sale of a local grasshopper delicacy on board flights after an incident over the weekend.
Uganda Airlines said the sale of the delicacy, locally known as Nsenene, contravened the “spirit of the national carrier”.
The airline said the incident exposed some passengers to “unruly market experience on their flight”.
Local media report that some airline employees have been suspended over the incident.
A video was shared online showing a man hawking grasshoppers:
The airline says it understood that the excitement onboard was because the grasshoppers were not in plenty this season and were considering “adding the delicacy to its menu on request”.
The airline said the move “will boost tourism marketing and the livelihoods of the people in the grasshopper value chain going forward,”