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Etihad flies to Uganda

By Staff Reports on May 26, 2014

Etihad Cargo started a new weekly freighter flight Monday between Abu Dhabi and Entebbe, Uganda.

Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria and close to the capital Kampala, Entebbe is a major commercial center in central Uganda.

The direct cargo service will operate every Monday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 64 tonnes.

“Uganda is an important market for Etihad Cargo, and the new Abu Dhabi-Entebbe freighter service will allow us to capitalize on the strong import and export demand to and from East Africa,” Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer, said. “In addition, whilst we expect to see strong onward trade flows over our Abu Dhabi cargo hub to destinations across the Middle East, subcontinent and Europe, ultimately this service will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Uganda.”

Etihad Cargo expects the service to carry large quantities of electronics and textiles to Entebbe, with primarily perishable goods destined for the Gulf region and Europe loaded for the return flight.