The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started expansion works on the Entebbe International Airport. The $13m project is an addition to the $200m expansion project launched in August 2015 by President Museveni. The new project will focus on office space, the passengers check-in-area and the modification of the passengers departure road.
The “President project”includes the expansion of the terminal buildings and a new cargo centre. The airport was opened in 1974 and received 1,5 million passengers in 2015.
Entebe is not competing with the two regional heavyweight. Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport handles 7.5 million passengers year, which will be expanded to 20 million passengers. Ethiopia ‘s Addis Ababa Bole Airport also handles more than 7 million passengers a year. Ethiopia launched a $250 million expansion project in 2012. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018, with a capacity of also 20 million passengers a year.