The Ugandan Government and the Kingdom of Bahrain have reached consensus to rejuvenate national carrier ( Gulf Air ) flights to Entebbe International Airport with the aim of enhancing travel between the two countries including transporting the Uganda Safari tour undertakers.
Uganda’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Rashid Ssemuddu noted that the
carrier which had halted operations in Uganda in the year 2012 is set to
resume operations under the new bilateral agreement between the two
nations aimed at increasing tourism and investment.
During the meeting with Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa the Bahrain’s Foreign Minister held in Kampala on Wednesday 23rd
November, a range of pledges were made by the Bahrain’s representatives
including assembling a business delegation from Bahrain to visit Uganda
in the month of March 2017 to explore the investment opportunities and
strike deals with the local partners. The King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad
Bin Isa Al Khalifa is also anticipated to take up a safari to Uganda in the near future.
Air Transport is noted to be at center
of tourism development as it is recorded that almost half of the
international travelers connect to their destinations by Air including
those on uganda gorilla tracking safaris . In fact 54% of the International tourists transfer by Air.
are a range of seventeen (17) carriers that apparently operate flights
from Entebbe International Airport including the International re-known
carriers such as KLM, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines
and Fly Emirates along with big African carriers like South African
Airways, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir among others.
Entebbe also is a hub for domestic flight carriers like Aero link which
operate scheduled flights to the range of destinations explored on safaris in Uganda.