Uganda: Etihad Airways launches Abu Dhabi – Entebbe Flight

Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi’s national airline launched flight between Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) on May 1, 2015.

Etihad will serve Entebbe four times a week by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats.

The new service is designed to provide business and leisure travellers with a direct four-times-per-week service between the East African country and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with convenient onward connections to key destinations in the GCC region, Europe, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Flights operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Etihad Airways schedule for Entebbe flights, effective 1 May 2015:

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.








Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Entebbe (EBB)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Entebbe (EBB)
Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Etihad Airways commenced cargo flights to Uganda earlier this year, and the start of passenger flights is the next logical step to expand services into Africa.

The arrival of Etihad will no doubt stir up the Ugandan market where passengers benefit from competition through lower fares, as Gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways compete with Turkish Airlines and the European legacy carriers like Brussels Airlines, KLM and British Airways. In addition do Africa’s big league airlines like Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways and Egypt Air try to get their fair market share, regularly over the pricing of their tickets for long haul flights.

Commenting on the launch of flights to Uganda, James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways, said: “Uganda is one of the continent’s fastest-growing business and tourism destinations, and the launch of services to Uganda is consistent with our strategy of targeting areas of strong growth in emerging markets.”

Etihad, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, offers transit passengers in Abu Dhabi an ever greater choice of destinations, through their own network and their codeshare partners like Air Berlin and will, besides Entebbe, add at least 5 more destinations including Hong Kong. When Abu Dhabi’s new Central Terminal is ready for use, will travelers be able to enjoy one of the most modern airports in the world.


Etihad Airways currently operates scheduled services to eight other destinations in Africa and the Indian Ocean, including: Cairo, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam (Dec 2015), Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Nairobi, and Mahé in the Seychelles.

Known as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a country with the best of everything the continent of Africa has to offer tourists, with an abundance of natural and cultural assets, strong eco-tourism products, including more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, and an emphasis on community, rural and adventure tourism.


Pearl of Africa Tours and Travel Ltd would be happy to arrange a trip to visit this amazing country and its tourist attractions. Booking on e-mail:


  • Sylas Kizito says:

    hello sir/madam
    my concern is, after close of Etihad to Uganda what other options do you
    have for us Ugandans
    It was a nice and lovely flight and a direct flight
    I will be grateful for your reply

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