By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - As the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) prepares to reopen Entebbe International Airport on October 1, it has issued a tentative schedule of passenger flights that will fly into Uganda after almost seven months of closure over the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter signed by Eng Ayub Sooma, the Director of Airports and Aviation Security on September 8, the list of airlines that are scheduled for flights for the next three months was released.
The airlines include Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Tanzania, Ethiopian Airlines, Fly Dubai, Rwanda Air, Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Brussels Airline and Tarco Aviation.
These flights will be from destinations like Amsterdam, Doha, Addis Ababa, Juba, Kigali, Belgium, Dar es salaam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Istanbul and Nairobi.
The flight schedule comes after the COVID-19 taskforce headed by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda last week proposed the reopening of Entebbe airport, borders, places of worship and universities for final year medical students.
From these proposals that were sent to President Museveni for final approval, two, the reopening of Entebbe airport and schools have since been adopted.