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Uganda’s aviation sector in 14.1pc increase in traffic

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Passengers arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Photo/Morgan Mbabazi

Passengers arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Photo/Morgan Mbabazi  Nation Media Group

By ISAAC KHISA The EastAfrican

Posted  Saturday, January 26  2013 at  15:42

In Summary

  • 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.
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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.

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