Saudi Arabia and Uganda are planning to be connected by nonstop scheduled flights from February with the launch of a new route by Saudia. The SkyTeam alliance member intends to begin service between its base at Riyadh’s King Khalid International (RUH) and Entebbe (EBB), located in central Uganda about 36 km southwest of capital city Kampala.
The route will open on February 2 with two round trips per week using Airbus A330 aircraft, becoming the only scheduled service between the two countries. Saudia originally mooted plans last September to start flying to Entebbe later in the year, but the launch failed to materialize. However, tickets are now on sale. Entebbe becomes Saudia's fourth destination in East Africa, joining Addis Ababa (ADD), Mauritius (MRU) and Nairobi (NBO).