Uganda Resumes Commercial Flights
2 October 2020 African News
Reports say,Uganda, resumed scheduled commercial passenger flights after seven months of government suspensions over COVID-19 pandemic.
Vianney Luggya, Communications Officer of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, told Xinhua by telephone that the phased flight operations at Entebbe International Airport, about 40 kilometres south of the capital Kampala, resumed after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions on aviation.
He said the first passenger flight to arrive at Entebbe airport was Turkish Airlines, which landed at 3.55 a.m. and departed at 4.50 a.m. local time.“The flights have resumed today and we expect about 12 flights today.
“In this first phase, October to December, we are going to have an average of one flight per airline per day to reduce congestion,’’ said Luggya.
The resumption of commercial flights came after President Yoweri Museveni, last week, directed the reopening of the international airport and land borders, which were closed when the pandemic broke out in the country in March.
“In these three months, our operations will be scaled down.“Then for the next six months, we will increase on the operations but still not full.’’“We shall continuously review the situation as it is on the ground.