KLM is inaugurating its three times weekly flights from Amsterdam to Entebbe.
Nine US and International airlines offer flights from 22 gateways in the USA and Canada to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport where KLM flight 561 provides connections on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays departing at 11:00 a.m. and arriving non-stop in Entebbe at 9:05 p.m. the same day.
Entebbe is the international air gateway to Uganda and is situated only 25 miles from Kampala, the nation’s Capital and largest city. Located along the banks of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh-water lake, Entebbe is an attractive Colonial town of 90,000 which was formerly Uganda’s Capital and still is home to some Government facilities.
In addition to KLM’s new flights, British Airways and SN Brussels Airlines also offer non-stop service from their respective European hubs of London Heathrow and Brussels. Both carriers provide three weekly flights.
“The increase in airlift is indicative of the emerging demand for Uganda as both a leisure and business destination,” said James Bahinguza, the Director of Uganda Tourist Board (UTB). “We are particularly gratified by the growing interest in our Country among American and Canadian travelers who are seeking unique eco-tourism and adventure holiday experiences in friendly environs. Be it gorilla or chimp tracking, mountain climbing, white-river rafting or game and bird viewing, Uganda offers a broad variety of activities to suit every taste,” he added.
Bahinguza also noted that EMIRATES, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Tanzanian Airlines and Kenyan Airways also are among those air carriers which offer air service from The Middle East and Africa to Entebbe.