KAMPALA – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the airlines’ regulator in Uganda has asked for more land for the expansion of Entebbe International Airport.
The expansion, according to CAA will enable the revamped Uganda Airlines to get its own terminal at the crowded airport.
The officials made the request at Parliament on Tuesday, April 16, as they met the Parliamentary Committee on Physical Infrastructure.
Also present were the officials from the Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda Airlines and Uganda Railway Corporation (URC).
They also proposed that the passenger service charge/tax of 18% on every ticket be removed so that Entebbe Airport competes favourably with other airports.
The Uganda Airlines aircraft has been registered by the CAA and will come to Uganda on April 23, according to Works Minister Ntege Azuba.
The minister confirmed that she and her team officially received the 2 CRJ900 aircraft on behalf of Uganda government.
She assured Ugandans that they will touch down at Entebbe Airport on 23, April.
“The choice of Bombardier CRJ900 for regional networks as a result of rigorous analysis of many competing alternatives. Bombardier was the best choice,” she said.