Travelling to Uganda – Flights to Entebbe


Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe is the gateway to Uganda. Entebbe Airport is Uganda's only international airport and serves all the inbound and outbound travel for Kampala city and Uganda at large. With only a handful of flights in the past decades, Entebbe airport has now grown into a major hub in East Africa with regular flights to destinations all over the world. Uganda's rapid economic growth and development has led to record growth of international trade with a matching growth in air travel between Key trading destinations. Among such destinations are Europe, the Far East, Dubai and the Middle East, North and South America, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda and many others.

The busiest route is for Uganda's air traffic is Entebbe to Nairobi which is served by 3 airlines but dominated by Kenya Airways for many years. Kenya Airways currently operates 4 flights daily between Entebbe to Nairobi spread throughout the day. Ugandan carrier AirUganda now operates 3 daily flights Entebbe to Nairobi mainly using their 50 seater CRJ aircraft for weekday flights and the 99-Seater MD87 aircraft for the high volume weekend flights. The third operator for Entebbe to Nairobi is Fly540, a Kenyan low-cost carrier that operates 2 daily flights between Entebbe to Nairobi using a 50 seater CRJ aircraft.

Flights from Entebbe to Europe are mainly served by regular flights to London, Brussels and Amsterdam. It is through these capitals that most traffic out of Entebbe connects to other European cities. British Airways operates 5 flights a week nonstop between Entebbe to London Heathrow. KLM, the royal Dutch airliner flies 4 times a week between Entebbe to Amsterdam and connects to many other Scandinavian territories like Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Brussels Airlines, the successor to the legendary Sabena operates 4 times weekly between Entebbe to Brussels and connects to the rest of Europe.

Dubai and the Middle East are key areas for Uganda's trading and are reliably served by Emirates with daily flights between Entebbe to Dubai and connecting to many other global cities. With the recent entry of Turkish Airlines, there are now have 3 flights weekly between Entebbe and Istanbul which also connects to many other cities in the middle east and Europe.

Within Uganda's regional trading bloc of the East African community which comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, regular flights are available between Entebbe to Kigali with RwandAir, the Rwandan national carrier operating daily flights between Entebbe to Kigali with onwards connections to Bujumbura. With the recent code share agreement between Air Uganda and RwandAir, more frequencies are now available for same day return between Entebbe and Kigali. Air Uganda operates 6 weekly flights between Entebbe to the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam and 3 times weekly between Entebbe to Zanzibar. Precision Air, the Tanzanian carrier also operates regular flights between Entebbe to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza and Zanzibar. For the Southern African market, South African Airways operates daily flights between Entebbe to Johannesburg and connects to many Southern African Cities.

Southern Sudan has for the last few years become a major trading partner for Uganda hence the establishment of regular flights between the two territories. Air Uganda maintains a daily flight between Entebbe to Juba using their 99 seater MD87. Other Airlines that have hitherto operated the route have since suspended operation leaving Air Uganda as the lone operator. These include Eagle Air that realigned its operations to concentrate on charters and SkyJet, a Sudanese owned carrier that folded a few months into operation.

Ethiopian Airlines offers daily flights between Entebbe and Addis Ababa and connects to many African and European cities. Egypt Air, the Egyptian national airline offers nonstop flights between Entebbe to Cairo as well connecting flights to many North African cities including from Entebbe to Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers, Casablanca and Benghazi.

For Cities without direct airlinks with Entebbe, connecting flights are offered via a third city. Many such African cities are served by Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways; the giants of African aviation who have built a strong continental network over the years. Connecting through their hubs in either Nairobi, Addis Ababa or Johannesburg, flights are available from Entebbe to Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Bangui, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Malabo, Maputo, Maseru, Mbabane, Mombasa, Monrovia, N'Djamena, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire, Windhoek, Yaounde and others.

Flights from the American cities to Entebbe are available via connections from hubs of major airlines. You can fly with South African Airways from Washington, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to Entebbe via Johannesburg; Egypt Air from New York and Montreal to Entebbe via Cairo; Emirates Airlines from Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Houston to Entebbe via Dubai; British Airways from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Boston to Entebbe via London; KLM/ AirFrance from Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Fran Francisco to Entebbe via Amsterdam.

There are also plenty of options for flights from the Far East to Entebbe. Kenya Airways flies from Entebbe to Mumbai, Bangkok, Guangzhou and Hong Kong to Entebbe via Nairobi. You may also fly to and from all major Far East cities with Emirates Airlines via Dubai. Flights are also available between Australia to Uganda with South African Airways flights from Perth and Sydney via Johannesburg.



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