Uganda Airlines chooses Dubai as first destination outside Africa
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Uganda Airlines chooses Dubai as first destination outside Africa

Uganda Airlines chooses Dubai as first destination outside Africa

The carrier is operating direct services between the Ugandan capital and Dubai three times a week

Dubai became the first intercontinental destination for Uganda Airlines on October 4, with the arrival of its inaugural flight from Entebbe into Dubai International’s (DXB) Terminal 1.

The carrier is operating direct services between the Ugandan capital and Dubai on a 258-seater Airbus A330-800 Neo three times a week. The addition of a new service on the route is expected to support growth in terms of passenger volumes, a statement said. The route recorded just over 300,000 passengers in 2019.

Dubai Airports has projected robust growth for DXB in the second half of the year after the airport received 10.6 million passengers in the first six months of 2021. DXB’s passenger volumes in the second quarter totalled 4.9 million.

Read: Dubai airport receives 10.6 million passengers in H1, anticipates ‘robust growth’ ahead

More so, Dubai’s airports chief said last month that the number of international visitors may more than double next year as the easing of Covid-19 restrictions boosts travel.

Read more: Dubai Airports sees doubling of visitors in 2022 as curbs ease

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