Entebbe International Airport

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Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorRepublic of Uganda
ServesEntebbe, Kampala, Mukono
LocationEntebbe, Uganda
Hub for
Built1972–1973 (main terminal building)[1]
Elevation AMSL3,782 ft / 1,153 m
Coordinates00°02′41″N 032°26′35″E / 0.04472°N 32.44306°E / 0.04472; 32.44306Coordinates: 00°02′41″N 032°26′35″E / 0.04472°N 32.44306°E / 0.04472; 32.44306
WebsiteWebsite
Map
EBB is located in Uganda
EBB
EBB
Location of airport in Uganda
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,658 12,000 Asphalt
12/30 2,408 7,900 Asphalt
Statistics (2014/15)
PassengersIncrease 1,510,000
Aircraft movementsDecrease 26,886
Cargo (tonnes)Decrease 52,841
Source: DAFIF,[2][3] UCAA [4]

Entebbe International Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN) is the only international airport in Uganda. It is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of the town of Entebbe, on the northern shores of Lake Victoria.[5] This is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) by road south-west of the central business district of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.[6]

The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda have been relocated to a new block off the airport highway (Entebbe–Kampala Expressway and Tunnel Road), but adjacent to the airport terminals.[7]

History[edit]

The airport was opened by the British Colonial authorities. On 10 November 1951, the airport was formally reopened after its facilities had been extended. Runway 12/30 was now 9,900 feet (3,000 m), in preparation for services by the de Havilland Comet.[8] The new main terminal building of the airport was designed by Yugoslav Montenegrin architect Aleksandar Keković and built by Energoprojekt holding in 1972-1973 period.[1]

The Old Entebbe airport is used by Uganda's military forces. It was the scene of a hostage rescue operation by Israeli Sayeret Matkal, dubbed Operation Entebbe, in 1976 after an Arab-German hijacking of Air France Flight 139 following a stopover in Athens, Greece, en route to Paris from Tel Aviv. The scene of that rescue was the old terminal, which has been demolished, except for its control tower and airport hall. According to a 2006 published report, plans were made to construct a domestic passenger terminal at the site of the old airport.[9] The airport was partially destroyed in April 1979 when it was captured by Tanzanian forces during the Uganda–Tanzania War.[10]

According to ThePrint in November 2021, reports in African media suggest that China could take over the airport over the default of a loan, which was denied by China's foreign ministry and Government of Uganda.[11] Bloomberg News reported that the Ugandan government is seeking to amend a $200m loan agreement it signed with the Export-Import Bank of China in 2015, to ensure it doesn't lose control of the airport, citing a report from the Daily Monitor, an independent Ugandan daily newspaper.[12] On December 1, 2021, the Attorney General of Uganda stated they had seen the story regarding the airport in media and that it was reportedly fake news.[13]

Modernization plans: 2015–2033[edit]

In February 2015, the Government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, gave the Government of Uganda (GOU) a grant of USh 27 billion towards modernization of the airport.[14] In the same month, the GOU began a three phase upgrade and expansion of the airport to last from 2015 until 2035.[15][16][17] The entire renovation budget is approximately US$586 million.[18]

Phase I – 2015 to 2018[edit]

  • Estimated cost of US$200 million, borrowed from Exim Bank of China.
  • Relocation and expansion of the cargo terminal.
  • Construction of new passenger terminal building.
  • Modernizing and improving existing passenger terminal building.[18][19]
    Entebbe Airport in 1994
    Entebbe Airport in 2009
  • Renovation and rehabilitation of "Runway 12/30" (the old runway), is expected to conclude in February 2019.[20]

In March 2022, online and print media reported that the Chinese-built cargo center, capable of handling 100,000 metric tonnes of cargo, had begun commercial operations. This had replaced the old cargo facility with capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes, originally converted from an old aircraft hangar.[21][22]

Phase II – 2019 to 2023[edit]

  • Estimated cost of US$125 million, not yet sourced.
  • Expected delays due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Relocation and expansion of fuel storage facilities.[18]

Phase III – After 2024[edit]

  • Estimated cost of US$160.5 million, not yet sourced.
  • Building new multi-story car park.
  • Construction of new control tower
  • Strengthen and reseal current runways.[18][23]

Expansion of departure and arrival lounges[edit]

In April 2016, Minister of Works John Byabagambi launched a USh 42.6 billion (US$11.4 million) project to expand the departure and arrival lounges. The work will be carried out by Seyani Brothers Limited and will be fully funded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. Construction is scheduled to commence on 1 June 2016 with completion expected in December 2017. This work is separate from the large expansion partially funded by the government of South Korea and People's Republic of China.[24]

Facilities[edit]

Passenger facilities include a left-luggage office, banks, automated teller machines, foreign exchange bureaux, restaurants, and duty-free shops.[25]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolink Uganda Bugungu, Chobe, Kasese, Kidepo, Kihihi, Kisoro, Kisumu, Masai Mara, Mweya, Pakuba, Semliki[26]
Air ArabiaSharjah[27]
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro[28]
Airlink Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo[29]
Auric Air Seronera
Brussels Airlines Brussels1
Eagle Air Arua, Yei
Charter: Apoka, Ishasha, Kasese, Kisoro, Mweya, Pakuba, Semliki, Soroti
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Juba
flydubai Dubai–International
Fly-SAX Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Jambojet Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[30]
Kenya Airways Bangui,[31] Kigali, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
KLM Amsterdam2
Precision Air Dar es Salaam[32]
Qatar Airways Doha[33]
RwandAir Juba,[34] Kigali, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[35]
Saudia Riyadh[36]
Tarco Aviation Juba, Khartoum[37]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[38]3
Uganda Airlines Bujumbura,[39] Dar es Salaam,[39] Dubai–International,[40] Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo,[41] Juba, Kilimanjaro,[39] Kinshasa–N'djili,[42] Mogadishu,[39] Mombasa, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta,[39] Zanzibar[43]

Notes:

^1 : Brussels Airlines' inbound flights from Brussels to Entebbe make a stop in Kigali or Bujumbura.[44] However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kigali or Bujumbura and Entebbe.

^2 : In addition to nonstop flights, some of KLM's inbound flights from Amsterdam to Entebbe make a stop in Kigali. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kigali and Entebbe.

^3 : Turkish Airlines' inbound flights from Istanbul to Entebbe make a stop in Kigali. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kigali and Entebbe.

Airlines offering specialized passenger service to non-stop destinations
AirlinesDestinations
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service Bunia, Goma, Juba,[45] Kisangani,[46] Lubumbashi

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Astral Aviation Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
BidAir CargoJohannesburg—O. R. Tambo
EgyptAir Cargo Cairo, Sharjah[47]
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum[48]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa[49]
Etihad CargoAbu Dhabi[50]
Qatar Airways Cargo Brussels,[51] Doha,[51] Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[51]
Stabo Air Johannesburg—O. R. Tambo, Liège[52]
Uganda Air Cargo Dubai–International, Frankfurt, Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Chapman Freeborn[53] Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Ostend/Bruges
Turkish Cargo Istanbul, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service Rome–Fiumicino

Ground handling[edit]

As of August 2020, there were three ground-handling companies serving this airport:

As of January 2020, Uganda Airlines was making arrangements to establish self ground handling services at EBB, later that year.[57]

Passenger traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at EBB airport. See Wikidata query.

Since 2002, international passenger traffic at the airport has increased annually, except for 2009 when the Great Recession caused a small decline and 2014.[58][59]

Year Passengers Difference
1991 118,527[59]
1992 130,704[59] +10.3%[59]
1993 148,502[59] +13.6%[59]
1994 191,706[59] +29.1%[59]
1995 254,335[59] +32.7%[59]
1996 296,778[59] +16.7%[59]
1997 326,265[59] +9.9%[59]
1998 334,681[59] +2.6%[59]
1999 344,686[59] +3.0%[59]
2000 343,846[59] -0.2%[59]
2001 343,722[59] 0.0%[59]
2002 362,075[59] +5.3%[59]
2003 416,697[59] +15.1%[59]
2004 475,726[59] +14.2%[59]
2005 551,853[59] +16.0%[59]
2006 643,330[59] +16.6%[59]
2007 781,428[58][59] +21.5%[59]
2008 936,184[58][59] +19.8%[59]
2009 929,052[59] –0.8%[58][59]
2010 1,023,437[59][60] +10.2%[59]
2011 1,085,609[59] +6.1%[59]
2012 1,238,536[59] +14.1%[59]
2013 1,343,963[59] +8.5%[59]
2014 1,332,499[59] -0.9%[59]
2015 1,390,000[61] +4.3[61]
2016 1,420,000[61] +2.2%[61]
2017 1,650,000[62] +16.2%[62]
2018 1,840,264[62] +11.5%[62]
2019 1,980,000[63] +7.6%[63]

Controversies[edit]

Several Ugandan local and international media reports claimed that Uganda would lose the grip on Entebbe International Airport to China for failing to repay the loan it borrowed from China.[64][65] However, Ugandan officials denied allegations regarding China might take control of the airport.[66][67] Exim Bank of China had imposed strict and aggressive repayment terms on a US$ 200 million loan to expand the only international airport of Uganda.[68]

On 14 April 2021, the Sri Lankan Airlines in its official Twitter handle claimed that Sri Lankan cargo had made history by operating three successive cargo charter flights to Entebbe International Airport which is Uganda's only international airport uplifting over 102 metric tonnes of printed papers in February 2021.[69] The information on whether what kind of printed papers were not revealed by Sri Lankan Airlines due to confidential reasons. However, the cargo carrier deleted the tweet for unknown reasons and it created doubts about the transparency of Sri Lankan Airlines and speculations arose about the transfer of "printed papers" cargo charter flights which departed to Uganda in February 2021.[70] Sri Lankan Airlines later issued a statement clarifying that the printed material which was deported to Uganda included only the Ugandan currency notes and it further revealed that due to security reasons with bordering Kenya, Ugandan government preferred to obtain printed Ugandan shilling currency notes from a global security printer.[71][72] The Biyagama branch of the De La Rue company is responsible for printing currency notes to countries including Uganda.[73] SriLankan insisted that the consignment was purely commercial in nature and brought much needed foreign revenue to the airlines as well as for Sri Lanka.[74]

Incidents[edit]

  • In 1976, Air France Flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris via Athens (where the hijackers boarded) was hijacked and taken to Entebbe, and Israeli commandos rescued the hostages in Operation Entebbe.
  • On 9 March 2009, Aerolift Ilyushin Il-76 S9-SAB crashed into Lake Victoria just after takeoff from Entebbe airport, killing all 11 people on board. Two of the engines had caught fire on take-off. The aircraft had been chartered by Dynacorp on behalf of the African Union Mission to Somalia. The accident was investigated by Uganda's Ministry of Transport, which concluded that all four engines were time-expired and that Aerolift's claim that maintenance had been performed to extend their service life or that the work had been certified could not be substantiated.[75]

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External links[edit]

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