26 February 2013

Uganda: KLM to Fly Daily to Entebbe Airport

Beginning April 5, 2013, KLM will operate daily flights direct from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda to Amsterdam, a company statement said last week.

"KLM will be the first carrier to offer direct daily flights to the premier transfer hub in Western Europe: Amsterdam Schiphol," the statement released on Friday said.

All flights will be departing Entebbe at 23:30 to arrive in Amsterdam the following day at 06:45. The flights will be operated with Airbus 330-200 equipment. The return flights will depart Amsterdam at 11:00 (LT) and arrive at Entebbe the same evening at 22:15, with an intermediate stop in Kigali.

Flights from Entebbe to Europe are mainly served by regular flights to London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul.

It is through these capitals that most traffic out of Entebbe connects to other European cities. British Airways operates five flights a week nonstop between Entebbe to London Heathrow.

KLM has been flying out five times a week between Entebbe to Amsterdam and connects to many other Scandinavian territories like Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Brussels Airlines, the successor to the legendary Sabena operates three times weekly between Entebbe to Brussels and connects to the rest of Europe.

Turkish Airlines operates three flights between Entebbe and Istanbul.

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