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British Airways has announced the suspension of flights between Entebbe International and Heathrow, London because the current flights are not “commercially viable”.
The suspension starts in October this year. British Airways has been flying four times a week on the route.
“We are suspending our four times a week service from London Heathrow to Entebbe from October 2, 2015. The last service will depart Entebbe on Saturday October 3, 2015. The flights are being suspended because they are not commercially viable,” a communication from the British Airways International Media Team reads in part.
British Airways has operated in Uganda for 24 years after re-launching its flights to Uganda in 1991. It was the only airline operating direct flights to London, Heathrow.
On Thursday, company wrote to several of its agents and trading partners notifying them of the changes.
“British Airways has been serving Entebbe in different forms for a number of years and we are continually reviewing and evaluating our flights. Sometimes the outcome of these reviews leaves us with decisions, like this one, that are extremely hard to make,” reads the mail.
This is the second airline company in less than two years to suspend operations at Entebbe International Airport. Air Uganda suspended all operation in June 2014 after the Civil Aviation Authority withdrew its license.
However, there have been airline entries especially from the Middle East carriers. Two new players, Etihad Airways and Fly Dubai made their entry into Uganda in the last one year.