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Entebbe Airport

Entebbe Airport is the main international airport of Uganda. On the shores of Lake Victoria, the airport is located in the town of Entebbe. Some major modernization plans are underway that includes expansion of the arrival and departure lounges. The destinations it covers include Brussels, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Nairobi etc. Brussels Airlines, Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines are some of the prominent airlines operating out of Entebbe International Airport.

entebbe Airport Information

Entebbe International Airport Address
5536 Kampala Road

Enquiries Number: 256 41 4352000

Entebbe International Airport, entebbe

Entebbe International Airport is located 35 kilometers from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The airport acts as a gateway to several other cities in Uganda and is a part of a peninsular bordering Africa's biggest fresh-water-lake, Victoria.  It serves as a base for the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. The Entebbe Airport was built between 1928 and 1929 and served as a home to the British reconnaissance biplanes RAF Fairey IIIs. The Government of Uganda started a three phase expansion of the airport in 2015 through a grant received by the Korean International Cooperation Agency. The airport and the Civil Aviation Authority received the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certificate in 2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Uganda Civil Aviation Authority also received the International Transport Award from Global Trade Leaders Club for remarkable growth in transportation recorded in the year 2011/12. 

Terminals Trivia

Entebbe International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 which handles domestic flights and Terminal 2 which handles international flights. Major flights operators at Entebbe Airport include Kenya Airways, South African Airways, and Turkish Airlines. Flights operating from the airport cover various routes across the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. It acts as a hub for Eagle Air, Royal Daisy Airlines, and Air Uganda. A total of 1401579 international passengers were handled by the airport in 2016.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

For flight information, passengers can check public information desks and flight information display boards located in the passenger terminal building. A paid Quick-Wrap-Fly service is available for travelers at the check-in area. Passengers can report for misconnected and lost baggage to the Ground-Handling Company office located at the arrival hall. You can relax at a privately managed departure lounge, the Karibuni, featuring a television screen and internet services. Special arrangements like lifts, ramps, and covered walkways are available for passengers with special needs. A medical facility with pharmacy, vaccination, and travel medical advice services is located at the terminal building. Some other facilities at the airport include self-help-baggage trolleys, staff assistance for physically disabled and elderly, restaurants, and duty-free shops.

Crane Cafeteria, Karibuni, and Voyager Bar & Restaurant are some of the eateries available at the airport.

Also, Uganda Duty Free Sales, Transit Duty Free sales, and Jit offer plenty of products to shop. You can take a stroll through these shops and buy products, such as liquors, exotic wines, tobacco, toys, watches, fragrances, chocolates, etc.

Transport Facilities

A self-driven or chauffeur driven car can be hired through car rental desks located at the airport to travel to and from the airport. Several companies offering car rental services include Stemar Car Hire & Tours Ltd., Super Shuttle International, and Afri Frontiers Tours & Travel. Passengers can hire yellow-band cars encrypted “Airport Taxi” to commute to and from the city center. Also, public transport is easily available between the airport and Kampala. Many hotels such as Hotel Africana, Serena Hotel, and Speke Resort are connected to the airport through shuttle buses.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are many hotels located in close vicinity of the Entebbe International Airport. Some of the options for luxury hotels include Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, and Malakai Eco Lodge. Business hotel options include Imperial Golf View Hotel and Peniel Beach Hotel. Tourists traveling on a budget can check out Golden Pearl Hotel and New African Village Hotel.

Explore Entebbe!

Entebbe is famous among tourists for its natural beauty. Visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is home to around 50 orphaned chimps. Beaches located around Lake Victoria are ideal to relax. Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe Botanical Gardens, and Uganda Reptiles Village are other famous tourist spots.


Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Entebbe International Airport?
A. Air Uganda, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and British Airways are the most popular airlines that operate from Entebbe International Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Entebbe International Airport?
A. Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and EgyptAir are the cheap flights that operate from Entebbe International Airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Entebbe International Airport?
A. The airport code for Entebbe International Airport is EBB.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Entebbe International Airport?
A. Entebbe to Nairobi is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Entebbe International Airport?
  A. The first flight from Entebbe International Airport is RwandAir 464, which takes off from the airport at 02:40 AM to Nairobi.

Q. Which is the last flight from Entebbe International Airport?
  A. The last flight to depart from Entebbe International Airport is Delta Airlines 9318 that leaves the airport at 11:35 PM to Amsterdam.

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