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 Entebbe International Airport

 

Visit Uganda through one of Africa’s Best Airports

 

Entebbe International Airport is a commercial and military airport serving the cities of Entebbe, Kampala and Mukono in Uganda. Located in Entebbe, this airport is a hub for Air Uganda, Royal Daisy Airlines and Eagle Air. This airport is the premier international airport in Uganda. It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, 41 km southwest of Kampala’s central business district. The airport serves as a home to the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda headquarters. The Entebbe International Airport is comprised of banks, restaurants, a luggage office, duty free shops and foreign exchange bureaus. It also utilizes the jetway boarding bridge system.

 

History

The Entebbe International airport was first built between 1928 and 1929. The airport served as a home to the RAF Fairey IIIs which handled the Cairo-Cape flight, commencing operations on 17 February 1929. This was followed by Imperial Airways who began to use the airport in January 1932 for their mail service from Cape to Cairo. Radio was installed in 1932 followed by murram in replacement of their grass runway surfaces in 1935. Asphalt was applied to the main runway in 1945. The airport was subsequently closed for renovations and reopened after the facilities were further extended as a preparatory measure for services by the de Havilland Comet. The current passenger terminal at the airport was built in the 1970s alongside runway 17/35. The Ugandan military makes use of the Old Entebbe Airport whilst the new one is a commercial airport. The Entebbe Airport was the site of the Israeli rescue operation of an Air France Flight 139. In February 2015, the Ugandan Government received a US$10 million grant to modernize the Entebbe International Airport.

In 2013, owing to a steady increase in traffic at the airport, the Entebbe International Airport handled over 1.3 million passengers. The Airport experienced a slight drop in 2009 due to the Recession that occurred during that period.

 

Fleet

The Entebbe International Airport is a home to the Royal Daisy Airlines, Eagle Air and Air Uganda. Other airlines that use the airport are British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, flydubai, KLM, Fastjet, Precision Air, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service offers specialized direct passenger flights to Goma, Juba, Bunia, Lubumbashi and Kisangani. Regarding cargo flights, airlines such as Astral Aviation, Etihad Cargo, EgyptAir Cargo, BidAir Cargo carry out cargo operations to and from various airports across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As at 2011, 19 airlines flew into the Entebbe International Airport.

 

Awards

The Entebbe International Airport and the airport’s operators, the Civil Aviation Authority- Uganda has been awarded by the Global Trade Leaders Club for an outstanding growth in transportation that was recorded between the year 2011 and 2012.

Entebbe Airport was also in 2012, awarded the International Routes Airport Marketing Award for excellence in Airport Marketing.

In 2004, the Civil Aviation Authority was awarded the best aviation authority.

The Civil Aviation Authority has been awarded the best aviation authority in Africa for the year 2003.

 

Routes and Destinations

Entebbe International Airport covers various routes across Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. Destinations include Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Dubai International Airport, Johannesburg airport, Cairo, Amsterdam, Cairo, Pemba, Doha, Istanbul-Ataturk and Abu Dhabi.

 

How to Check In?

There are various ways to check in at the airport. Where the airline makes such provision, passengers can check in online when travelling at the Entebbe Airport. Where no such provision is made, passengers have the option of checking in at the airport in person. The friendly airport and airline staff at the airport will always be on hand to guide the passengers through every step of the way.

 

Baggage and Allowance

 

Baggage allowance is affected by numerous factors. First is the nature of the trip. Domestic flights generally attract lesser weight and size allowance than international flights. Long haul flights tend to attract higher weight allowance than short haul flights. Again, the airlines may set their regulations on the baggage allowed. Also the regulating customs authority at the intended destination may affect the baggage allowance. Hence it is therefore preferable that you check with your airline to find out the baggage allowance provided for your trip before proceeding to travel.

 

Seating

 

Passengers are expected to find out from their airlines to find out the guidelines related to seating aboard their aircrafts. Passengers who check in online are given the opportunity to pick a seat online. Passengers have to clarify with their airline or travel agency before making a booking or reservation.

 

 

Booking Fee

 

The Entebbe website provides an online platform for intending travellers to book flights to their intended destination. However, passengers can also make a reservation directly through the website of their preferred airline and purchase a ticket.

 

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 Airport Contact Details

Entebbe Airport

Address:
PO Box 23,
Entebbe,
UGANDA,
Civil Aviation Authority,
Kampala,
UGANDA

Tel:+256 (0)42 20890

 Location Details

Longitude:32° 26' 17'' E
Latitude:0° 2' 33'' N
IATA code:EBB
ICAO code:HUEN

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