Etihad cancels Entebbe flights, quits Uganda

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has cancelled all its flights to Entebbe due to the route’s poor performance.

In a statement issued Monday, one of the leading Middle Eastern airlines, said flights between Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Entebbe will be suspended from 25 March 2018.

The statement said this follows a commercial assessment of the route’s performance.

The airline assured ticket holders that they will be provided with alternative travel options to their final destination.

Etihad introduced service to Entebbe in May 2015.

Etihad follows British Airways as a major airline to suspend service to Uganda in the last three years.

British Airways suspended its service to Entebbe in October 2015 after 24 years.

Other multinationals that have quit the struggling Ugandan economy in that period include supermarket chains Uchumi and Nakumatt and insurance giant AIG.