Domestic Flight in Uganda
Domestic flight in Uganda; In Uganda we have Aerolink airline it’s a private domestic flight service provider in Uganda, it offers scheduled and chartered flights between safari destination in Uganda.
Uganda’s few major urban commercial cities lie more than four to eight hours drive from Kampala capital, here flying with domestic transport is not a common option for most people in Uganda. There’s only one international airport in Entebbe Uganda and a couple of ‘’CAA’’ Civil Aviation Authority managed and privately run airstrips scattered around the countryside’s. There are three domestic schedule operators that is, Aerolink, Eagle Air and Kampala Aerolink, Eagle Air and Kampala Aero club and Flight Training Centre ‘’KAFTC’’. They operate on daily basis.
Aero link Uganda is an airline that offer both scheduled and chartered domestic flights to Uganda’s safari national parks. It is located at Entebbe International Airport, serving to short traveling destinations in Uganda since it’s a relatively small country. Flights taken are often one hour and 15 minutes long. Currently, the airline operators to 8 destinations with one codeshare flight to Kisumu-Kenya.
Scheduled Uganda Local Flight by Aerolink
This is the only local air service that gives interest to travelers, the scheduled domestic flights that run by Aerolink to several national game parks or nearby gateway towns.
From Entebbe –Kihihi –Bwindi National Park: So then, from Kihihi someone can connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Mweya/Kasese and Semuliki –Semuliki National Park and Kibale National Park.
Entebbe –One can be able to connect to Mweya/Kasese ‘’Queen Elizabeth National park ‘’: From Mweya/Kasese someone can connect to Kihihi or Kisoro –Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Entebbe-Pakuba /Bugungu /Chobe Airstrip to Murchison Falls National Park: From there one can connect to Kidepo National Park and to Kasese, Mweya, Kihihi.
Entebbe –Pakuba, Bugungu, Chobe to Murchison Falls National Park.
Entebbe –Semuliki ‘Semuliki national park’: From Semuliki someone can connect to Kisoro/Kihihi and Mweya /Kasese.
Entebbe –Mbarara: There are daily Mid-Morning flight available except in April, May and November.
Entebbe –Masai Mara in Kenya destination
There are other options to be done by your tour operator who can organize for your charter flights at a very high price. The only destination in Uganda that is often accessed by air than by road is the remote kidepo Valley National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park since the drive is more likely to take full day travelling journey even on well newly paved roads.
According to the nature of our flight either on schedule or charter, the aircrafts in Uganda are small in size, therefore have much smaller luggage holds than most of the typical airlines. However, a traveler must adhere to the rules and regulations regarding on flight baggage limitation and stand to get frustrated.
On all services, the maximum luggage weight is 15 kilograms in soft sided bags.
As a guideline –standard checked luggage should have the three dimensions of 24 inches ‘60centimeter’ height by 18 inches ‘’45 centimeters’’ length and 13 inches ‘’33centimeter’’ width.
The hand luggage 12 inches ‘30centimeter’ height, by 21 inches ‘53centimeter’ length, by 9 inches ‘23centimeter’ width.
Personal items include handbags, small umbrellas, coats, walking sticks, small backpack to be stored under the seat for the passenger or in an overhead in where applicable. The items must not weigh exceed to 5kilogrames and the baggage allowance must be of 15 kilograms.
On scheduled flights, it can accommodate additional luggage. You are required to book and pay for an additional freight seat in advance. The extra seat allows for an additional weigh of 75kilogrammes /165Ibs excess luggage.
Traveler wishing to carry additional luggage on space availability, there will be prevailing rate of USD3 applied per kilo for the local flights and USD4 for Kisumu, Maasai Mara flights. This may not be an available alternative on the date of departure.
Other domestic Flight-Eagle Air Uganda
Eagle Air Uganda is an airline that operators charter and scheduled flights in the region. The airline flies to 6 destinations Including Gulu, Pakuba, Adjumani, Chobe, Juba and Yei.
All Uganda’s domestic flights have comfortable seats and extra leg room to the travelers in order for the passenger to enjoy their travel to many long haul destinations in the country.