Entebbe Airport Records Gradual Increase in Traffic over 8 Months
Entebbe International Airport handled 156,081 international passengers in August 2022, according to Vianney Luggya, the spokesman of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA).
The spokesperson said there were 73,899 arrivals and 82,182 departures, an average of 5,034 passengers per day compared to 4,892 in July, 4,508 in June, and 4,018 in May.
According to Luggya, there was a recorded daily average of 4,078 passengers in April, 3,670 in March, 3,615 in February, and 3,566 in January.
He attributed the steady gradual growth in traffic to 9ncreased vaccination campaigns against Covid across the globe.
"The steady increase in passenger traffic is attributed to a number of factors, including widespread vaccination across the globe, which has led to a relaxation of some previously stringent travel requirements. The fully vaccinated are exempted from PCR test requirements at Entebbe," he said in a statement Monday morning.
"Confidence building measures by airports, including Entebbe & Airlines across the globe have reassured passengers. Travel by pilgrims to & from Mecca was key in July, and so is travel for trade & employment in the Middle East. Conferences are back & tourism numbers are rising."
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