Eritrean airline enters Uganda amid slow passenger growth

Uganda recorded a marginal drop in air traffic in 2011 even as data shows that the country’s airline business is on the right track to progress. The drop, according to Civil Aviation authority, resulted from a volatile global economy as tourists cut back on travels due to dwindling incomes. Statistics provided by CAA indicate that Uganda’s passenger traffic reduced by 30,000 recording 1.2 million travellers in 2011 compared to 1.23 million recorded in 2010.

Friday May 18 2012

Nasair Eritrea officials chat after the airline

Nasair Eritrea officials chat after the airline made its maiden landing at Entebbe International Airport yesterday. Photo by FOTOCOM 

By Flavia Nalubega