Vianney Mpungu Luggya, the Manager Public Affairs of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority said Entebbe International Airport handled 156,081 international passengers in August 2022 (73,899 arrivals & 82,182 departures), an average of 5,034 pax per day compared to 4,892 in July, 4,508 in June, 4,018 in May, 4,078 in Apr, 3,670 in Mar, 3,615 in Feb & 3,566 per day in Jan 2022.
The steady increase in passenger traffic is attributed to a number of factors, including widespread vaccination across the globe, which has led to relaxation of some previously stringent travel requirements.
The fully vaccinated are exempted from PCR test requirements at Entebbe.
Confidence building measures by airports, including Entebbe & Airlines across the globe have reassured passengers.
Travel by pilgrims to & from Mecca was key in July, and so is travel for trade & employment in the Middle East.
Conferences are back & tourism numbers are rising.