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Uganda resumes commercial flights

Uganda resumes commercial flights

Uganda, on Thursday, resumed scheduled commercial passenger flights after seven months of government suspensions over COVID-19 pandemic.

Vianney Luggya, Communications Officer of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, told Xinhua by telephone that the phased flight operations at Entebbe International Airport, about 40 kilometres south of the capital Kampala, resumed after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions on aviation.

“The flights have resumed today and we expect about 12 flights today.

“In this first phase, October to December, we are going to have an average of one flight per airline per day to reduce congestion,’’ said Luggya.

The resumption of commercial flights came after President Yoweri Museveni, last week, directed the reopening of the international airport and land borders, which were closed when the pandemic broke out in the country in March.

 

(Punch)

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