Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will build upon the success of its Entebbe cargo flights with the launch of a new passenger service next year.
Daily flights will be operated to Entebbe International Airport from 1 May 2015, using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats.
James Hogan, Etihad President and Chief Executive Officer said last week, “The appetite for travel to and from Africa has never been ger, and Entebbe, one of the continent’s fastest-growing business and tourism destinations, is a great addition to Etihad Airways’ global network.”
He said, “We are confident the new passenger route will replicate the positive response our cargo flights have received within their first two months of operation. The UAE is Uganda’s primary trade partner in the GCC, and tourism links are flourishing.”
Source : East African Business Week