Entebbe Airport records steady passenger increase

Entebbe International Airport in the month of September 2022 facilitated 63,997 arrivals and 80,112 departures, a total of 144,089 international passengers which is an average of 4,802 passengers per day in relation to cargo, imports that were 1,620 metric tons and exports which were 3,211 metric tons in the same month.

The international passenger average was 5,034 per day in August, 4,892 in July, 4,508 in June, 4,018 in May and 3,670 per day in April that indicates a slight improvement in passenger numbers.

According to Fred K. Bamwesigye the UCAA director general, besides regular traffic, there were several departing and returning pilgrims facilitated in July and August, among others.

He also said that September 2022 traffic figures were also in tandem with the travel trends for previous years, which have slightly more passengers recorded in July and August.

“The figures usually peak again with heightened tourists movements during the winter schedule, especially from November to February,” he added.

A comparison of the quarter from July to September 2022 with that of July to September 2019 prior to outbreak of COVID 19 shows that there is tremendous recovery.

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