Entebbe International Airport
|Entebbe International Airport|
|IATA: EBB – ICAO: HUEN|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda|
|Serves||Entebbe, Kampala, Mukono|
|Elevation AMSL||3,782 ft / 1,153 m|
Entebbe International Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN) is the principal international airport of Uganda. It is near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and about 41 km (25 mi), by road, southwest of the central business district of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. The coordinates of the airport are 00°02'41"N, 032°26'35"E (Latitude: 0.044721; 32.443055). The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda have been relocated to a new block off the airport highway.
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The airport was constructed in 1928/1929: The first aircraft to use the new airfield were RAF Fairey IIIs of the Cairo-Cape flight which landed on the 900 yards (820 m) grass runway on 17 February 1929.
Considerable extensions were planned, but for various reasons little was done until after the Second World War. In 1944-45 the main runway was bitumenized and extended to 1,600 yards (1,500 m). Then on 10 November 1951 the airport was formally reopened after the facilities had been extended further: Runway 12/30 was now 3,300 yards (3,000 m), in preparation for services by the de Havilland Comet.
The current passenger terminal building was constructed in the mid to late 1970s, together with runway 17/35; the old runway 12/30 was shortened to its current length. The Old Entebbe airport is now 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 was recently demolished except for its control tower. In late 2007, a domestic terminal was constructed at the site of the old airport, leaving the new airport to handle international flights exclusively.
In February 2015, the Government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, gave the Government of Uganda a grant of USh27 billion (US$10 million) towards modernization of the airport.
|2009||928,754||– 0.8%|
Airlines and destinations
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.
- Airlines offering specialized passenger service to non-stop destinations
|United Nations Humanitarian Air Service||Bunia, Goma, Juba, Kisangani, Lubumbashi|
As of May 2014[update], there were three ground-handling companies serving this airport:
- Entebbe Handling Services, the largest of the three.
- Air Uganda Handling Services, serving Air Uganda, the quasi-national carrier.
- DAS Handling Limited (Dairo Air Services Handling Limited) has acquired ACC3/RA3 European Union ground handling certification.
- In 1976, Air France Flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris 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.
- Airport information for HUEN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for EBB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Road Distance From Kampala To Entebbe International Airport with Map
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Entebbe International Airport.|
- Aeronautical chart for HUEN at SkyVector
- Current weather for HUEN at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for EBB at Aviation Safety Network
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