Domestic Airstrips In Uganda

Domestic airstrips in Uganda

Domestic airstrips in Uganda.

Domestic airstrips in Uganda : Uganda’s domestic airstrips and airports are: Uganda is a landlocked country in the east of Africa. It is often called the “pearl of Africa.” It has six recognized airspaces with scheduled flights. Entebbe international Airport, on the other hand, is the largest and most important military, commercial, and international airport. It has the most flights in the country to thirty safari destinations in seventeen countries. Entebbe airport has two terminals one for arrivals and another for departure. The new terminal for departure was opened 2021 and is connected to the old terminal for arrival.  It goes to and from Entebbe, Kampala, and Mukono. The main airport building was built between 1972 and 1973. Land borders have been opened, and business flights to and from Uganda are now running. Delta airlines, Air Tanzania, British Airways, Air link, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Fly Dubai, KLM, and Royal Dutch Airlines are just some of the international passenger companies that have regular flights to Entebbe. There are forty seven airstrips in Uganda. Five have paved runways, and forty two have unpaved runways. The Uganda civil aviation authority is in charge of 13 airfields in Uganda. Many of the small airstrips are near lodges and safari camps. Entebbe International Airport has two runways of asphalt type. It is in Entebbe, in the central area, and is both a military and a commercial airport. Half of it is used as security for the loan Uganda got from China. This is why Uganda has domestic airstrips and airports.

Domestic Airstrips / Airports in Uganda.

The remaining five larger airports include Gulu airport, which is a military and civilian one. It is made of tarmac and has one runway.  The government of Uganda wanted to make it an international airport by the year 2019. In addition that, is Nakasongola airstrip it has one runway and is a military type. It is in the central area, in the town of Nakasongola. It is Uganda’s largest airport that is only used by the military. It was built by the Israeli Company in the 1970s.

Next is the private and military Mutukula Airstrip. It is close to the border with Tanzania and has one grass runway. It is in Mutukula, which is in the central area. Still, Soroti Airfield is in the eastern part of the country. It is just civilian and encounters two runways made of asphalt and laterite.  The Masindi Airstrip is the last one that needs to be done. It is civilian with one runway that is unpaved. It is in Masindi, which is part of the Western Region. All of these six airstrips are the most useful and important ones that we know about so far.

gulu airstrip

The other 41 airstrips aren’t used as much as the six listed above. One of them is the Savanah airstrip, also called Kihihi. It has one gravel track. It is used by civilians and is at the Savanah camp in Kihihi in the Western Region. In the northern area, there is also the civilian Pakuba Airfield, which has one runway made of murram. It is in the town of Pakuba. Another one is Arua Airfield. It is used by the public, has one runway, and is made of murram. It is in Arua. In Kitgum is Kitgum Airport which is civilian. It only has one dirt runway. In the North Eastern region of Uganda are; Kidepo Airstrip with one runway constructed from murram found in the Kidepo Valley National Park as well as Moroto Airstrip which is civilian and similarly has one runway made of murram, located in Moroto District.  Kasese and Murchison Falls Airstrips are in the western part of the country, but there are many more all over the country.

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