ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC CONTINUES TO GROW

Entebbe International Airport passenger traffic continues to grow with  156,081 international passengers handled  in August 2022 (73,899 arrivals and 82,182 departures), an average of 5,034 passengers per day compared to 4,892 in July.

The steady increase in passenger traffic according to Mr. Vianney M. Luggya , the Spokesman at the Civil Aviation Authority , (CAA)   is attributed to a number of factors, including widespread vaccination across the globe, which has led to relaxation of some previously stringent travel requirements.

“The fully vaccinated are exempted from PCR test requirements at Entebbe and confidence building measures by airports, including Entebbe  and  Airlines across the globe have reassured passengers leading to increased travelers,” Luggya added .

Other factors for the growth in numbers of people going through Entebbe airport included -the travel by pilgrims to and  from Mecca plus Ugandans  traveling to the Middle East for employment opportunities.  International conferences are back  and tourism numbers are rising too.

Adopted from: Uganda Update News September 23, 2022

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