Emirates to connect Ugandans to more destinations


UGANDA (eTN) – A regular source at the Emirates office in Kampala has confirmed that the airline will continue to introduce more destinations for travelers on their daily service from Entebbe. Dallas and Seattle will join the existing US cities of New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in 2012 it was revealed while in Europe, and across the globe more cities will come “online” as deliveries of new aircraft permit.

Among those new places is Copenhagen, Denmark, where Emirates now flies daily and other notable new destinations to be launched soon are, among others, Dublin, Geneva, St. Petersburg, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. These brand-new destinations will become available to travelers from Uganda and the wider Eastern African region between November this year and January next year, truly connecting Uganda to the world via Dubai.

It was learned that a brand new terminal is being built in Dubai to be exclusively used upon completion by the growing fleet of the giant Airbus A380, of which Emirates already operates the largest fleet of any airline in the world. In November, another milestone will also be reached for Dubai when the airport is expected to overtake all other international airports, but London Heathrow, to become the second largest global international hub, of course, spurred by Emirates’ growth.