The National Carrier of the United Kingdom call it Britain was notably among the significant airlines that used to land on the Entebbe International Airport enabling a range of world travelers including those on safaris to Uganda to connect to Entebbe and back before it closed its operation along the route London Heath-row on the 3rd of October 2015.
The British Airways cited the unprofitability of the route and noted
that its services along the mentioned route were no longer commercially
viable. This formed the background of the route closure. The travelers
that had booked their flights with the carrier beyond the date of
closure were refunded fully their travel fare as they had to seek
alternative means to connect to their respective destinations among
which were those traveling to take safaris in Uganda.
The British Airways like any other carrier always undertakes route
evaluation and if the results are not favoring, hard decisions had to be
taken such as the one of putting the Entebbe route to an end. The
Airline promised a continuous assessment of the route and if the
profitability emerges, it will have to revive the route.
of seeing the British Airways depart the Entebbe International Airport
for the last time was not an easy one not only to the Airport management
but also to the carrier service providers like the ground handlers, the
travel agents and the passengers themselves who had committed
themselves to traveling with it for the rest of their travel days while
flying the very route.
Nevertheless, Entebbe International Airport
maintained its normal operations and a range of world carriers are
continuing to land and pick passengers from it thus presenting an
alternative to the world travelers traveling to Uganda including those
coming for Uganda safaris.
Entebbe International Airport continues to register an increment in the
passenger arrivals with an 8.5% rise in the year 2013. This increase in
the passenger flow has inspired the expansion of the Airport and the
President Museveni himself has already broken the ground for the
project. The expansion project will features expansion of the terminal,
the cargo area, the fuel farm, the multi-storey car park among others
which will make the Airport classic and attractive to land on to the
world travelers including those that will be undertaking Uganda tours.