British Airways Quits Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport

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By Lillian Kansiime 

Oh No!!!! Not good news for Ugandans who want to fly in and out of Britain. Britain’s commercial line, British Airways announced yesterday that it is quitting Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport with effect from 3rd October this year. A source says all flights to and from Uganda will be stopped as they are “no longer commercially viable”.British Airways official letter announcing closure of business in Uganda

British Airways official letter announcing closure of business in Uganda

The last flight out from Entebbe airport to London’s Heathrow will depart on 3rd October 2015, the UK carrier said.

British Airways operates four flights a week to Entebbe.

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However, their rates are not as competitive as the ones offered by other airlines.

It offers the luxury of direct flights from Uganda to the UK, but some Ugandan travellers prefer to use airlines going via the Middle East, despite the longer journey time, he says.British Airways British Airways

In a statement, British Airways said it was “sorry for any disruption” to travellers who had already booked their flights.

Entebbe is Uganda’s busiest and only international airport.

Every week, at least 49 domestic flights and 490 international flights depart from there, according to the travel website Tripadvisor.

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