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Passenger Traffic At Entebbe Airport Maintains Upward Trend In April

Passenger traffic is growing at Entebbe International Airport

The number of international passengers going through Entebbe International Airport continues to grow.

According to Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Spokesperson, Vianney M. Luggya, in April, Entebbe International Airport handled 82,247 arriving and 82,458 departing passengers, a total of 164,705 international passengers, an average of 5,313 passengers per day.

“This was 38,515 more than was handled in April 2023, which recorded 126,190 international passengers,” said Luggya.

In relation to cargo, Luggya says Entebbe International Airport recorded 1,768 metric tons of imports and 3,953 metric tons of exports making a total of 5,721 metric tons in April 2024.

In March 2024, Entebbe International Airport handled 80,719 arriving and 91,271 departing passengers, a total of 171,990 international passengers. This was an average of 5,548 passengers per day.

In the same month,  Entebbe International Airport recorded 1,902 metric tons of imports and 3,780 metric tons of exports making a total of 5,682 metric tons.

The airport is undergoing expansion to accommodate the growing numbers, with the ongoing works of the new terminal building  90% complete,  according to UCAA.

“As part of the project for upgrade and expansion of Entebbe International Airport, the major remaining project is the completion of a new 20,000 square meters terminal building, which is connecting to the existing terminal building. Overall, the project works are at 90% level of completion. The other pending works include expansion of Apron 1, which is at 95% level of completion,”  UCAA Director General, Fred Bamwesigye, said recently.

Other earlier completed works under the same project, include resurfacing of runways 17/35 and 12/30 plus their associated taxiways, construction of a new 100,000 tones capacity cargo center and resurfacing of Aprons 2 and 4.

Other earlier completed works under the same project, include resurfacing of runways 17/35 and 12/30 plus their associated taxiways, construction of a new 100,000 tones capacity cargo center and resurfacing of Aprons 2 and 4.

The airport will have capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers per year from the previous maximum capacity of 2 million passengers a year.

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