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Entebbe Intl Airport

Entebbe International Airport
Airport type Civilian and Military
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
Serves Entebbe, Kampala, Mukono
Location Entebbe, Uganda
Elevation AMSL 3,782 ft / 1,153 m
Coordinates 00°02′40″N 32°26′33″E / 0.04444°N 32.4425°E / 0.04444; 32.4425
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,658 12,000 Asphalt
12/30 2,408 7,900 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Entebbe International Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN) is the principal international airport of Uganda. It is located near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and about 35 km (21 miles) from the capital, Kampala. The main offices of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda are located at the airport.

The airport was first constructed in 1928/1929: the first aircraft to use the new airfield were RAF Fairey IIIs of the Cairo-Cape flight which landed on the 900 yards (820 m) grass runway on 17 February 1929. In January 1932 Imperial Airways began to use Entebbe on their Cape-to-Cairo mail services: at this stage, radio was installed. By 1935, the grass runway surfaces had been replaced by murram. In 1944-45 the main runway (12/30) was asphalted and extended to 1,600 yards (1,500 m).

On 10 November 1951 the airport was formally re-opened after the facilities had been extended further: runway 12/30 was now 3,300 yards (3,000 m), in preparation for services by the de Havilland Comet. Finally, the existing control tower of the “old airport” was constructed in 1957/58.

The current passenger terminal building was constructed in the mid to late 1970s, together with runway 17/35: the old runway 12/30 was shortened to its current length. The Old Entebbe airport is now used by Uganda's military forces and was the scene of a hostage rescue operation by Israeli Sayeret Matkal, dubbed Operation Entebbe, in 1976, after an Arab-German hijacking of Air France Flight 139 out of Tel Aviv.

The scene of that particular rescue was "the old airport", which was recently demolished except for its control tower. In late 2007, a domestic terminal was constructed at the site of the old airport, leaving the "new airport" to handle International flights exclusively. Entebbe International Airport served 720,000 International passengers in 2007. (+10.7% vs. 2006). The unofficial figure of arrivals in 2008 is estimated at 850,000 (+18.1% vs. 2006)

Entebbe Airport is a Cooperative Security Location of the United States military. Entebbe airport uses the jetway boarding bridge system.

Airlines and destinations

Scheduled passenger airlines

Airlines Destinations
Air Burundi Bujumbura
Air Uganda Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kigali, Nairobi, Mombasa, Zanzibar
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels, Kigali, Nairobi
Eagle Air Arua, Gulu, Moyo, Kidepo, Kitgum, Pakuba, Juba, Yei, Bunia
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai, Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Kigali
Feeder Airlines Juba
Fly540 Nairobi
Kenya Airways Nairobi
KLM Amsterdam
Precision Air Kilimanjaro, Mwanza
Royal Daisy Airlines Juba
RwandAir Kigali
South African Airways Johannesburg
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
United Airlines Limited Gulu, Arua,Khiswala-AYZ

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Avient Aviation Liège
Martinair Amsterdam
Uganda Air Cargo Dubai, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, London

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General Info
Country Uganda
Time UTC+3
Latitude 0.042386
00° 02' 32.59" N
Longitude 32.443503
032° 26' 36.61" E
Elevation 3782 feet
1153 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Near City Kampais
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.1
APP 119.1
Communications Remarks  
APP (Opr unrel)

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 7900 x 150 feet
2408 x 46 meters
17/35 12000 x 150 feet
3658 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME NN ENTEBBE 122X 117.5 At Field -
NDB PB PORT BELL - 270 9.9 NM 219.7

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

CAUTION Twy A not vis fr twr. Bird haz on rwy 35.
FUEL A1 (Total Uganda fone C2564 1231331) (NC-100LL)
MISC 180 turns on rwy 17-35 proh for all acft with GWT of more than 29,981 lb. All acft proh 180 turns on main apn.
RSTD Avoid flt over State House 1.5 NM NNE. RWY 18-36 is a clsd rwy unusable.

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