Vianney Luggya, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority told Uganda Radio Network on Sunday Morning, that the progress is part of the 20-year National Aviation Master plan put in place in 2015.
The Aviation industry in Uganda has reportedly
recorded tremendous improvement this year, the first of its kind in six
The achievements are documented in a report compiled by the Public
Affairs Department of Civil Aviation Authority. It covers improvements in air Navigation
services, expansion and repairs of Entebbe International airport and the
construction of Kabale air strip and Hoima International Airport in the
oil rich Bunyoro region.
The report also shows that the regulator made
strides in reducing carbon emissions, construction of a 4 lane search park to
decrease traffic to and from the airport and registered an increase in the number
of airlines operating routes to and from Uganda.
It also reports
the resumption of operations of the Uganda National Airlines Company as
a huge boost to the sector. According to the report, by November 2019, the
number of people visiting Uganda had increased to 1.92 million up from
1.84 million registered in 2018.
Vianney Luggya, the Public
Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority told Uganda Radio Network on
Sunday Morning, that the progress is part of the 20-year National
Aviation Master plan put in place in 2015.
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Currently, CAA is completing works on the
construction of the 100,000-ton cargo center. The Authority has completed
upgrading the Run way 12/30 at the airport. The Authority is also
constructing the Passenger terminal to reduce pressure on the available
authority is also upgrading the aircraft parking apron.
Well as the aviation body received recognition
as the best aviation body with improved safety and security, the sector
suffered a setback when an Ethiopian airline aircraft on flight number
ET 338 with 139 passengers on board overshot the runway at Entebbe International
airport causing delays in air transport movement.
John Ssempebwa, a tourism officer formerly with Uganda
Tourism Board, says the improvement in the aviation industry has also led to
increased confidence among different tourists getting into the country by air