Uganda’s aviation sector in 14.1pc increase in traffic
Posted Saturday, January 26 2013 at 15:42
- Entebbe airport registered 1.23 million international arrivals compared with 1.08 million passengers in 2011.
- The year also saw a 15 per cent increase in cargo volumes, with 55,908 tonnes handled last year compared with 48,636 tonnes registered in 2011.
- Civil Aviation Authority has acquired 66 hectares of land near the airport and come up with a five-year strategic plan for construction.
Mr Mpango said the authority has acquired 66 hectares of land near the airport and come up with a five-year strategic plan for construction.
The port expansion is expected to include remodelling the car parking lot to a multi-levelled one, a cargo centre, and an aircraft maintenance centre at a cost of about Ush60billion ($22.2million).
This, however, will depend on the priority needs of the international airport as the passenger traffic swells.
Currently over 20 airlines are recorded to be landing at Entebbe, Uganda’s International Airport.