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Entebbe International Airport is the principal international airport of Uganda. It is near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and about 41 kilometres (25 mi) by road south-west of the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda have been relocated to a new block off the airport highway.
Entebbe International Airport is the main gateway to Kampala and the rest of Uganda.
The Entebbe International Airport is located near the town of Entebbe which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Entebbe airport is located at a distance of 35 km from Kampala.
The Entebbe International Airport consists of two terminals which handle domestic and international flights respectively. Entebbe airport offers a range of passenger services like commuter taxi service to Kampala, outlets of car rental agencies, baggage facilities and lost and found and left luggage facilities, airline lounges and a lounge called Karibuni which is accessible to economy class passengers on the payment of a $15 fee, disabled passenger assistance, a post office and several wifi hotspots which are provided and maintained by Uganda Telecom.
The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda were relocated to a new block off the airport highway.
On 10 November 1951, the airport was formally reopened after its facilities had been extended. The Old Entebbe airport is now used by Uganda’s military forces.
In February 2015, the government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, gave the government of Uganda (GOU) a grant towards modernization of the airport. As well as In the same month, the GOU began a three-phase upgrade and expansion of the airport to last from 2015 until 2035
In April 2016, the project to expand the departure and arrival lounges was launched and the Construction was scheduled to commence from 1 June 2016 with completion expected in December 2017.