Dubai's flag carrier, Emirates, will introduce a direct service between Dubai and Entebbe in Uganda. Entebbe, situated about 40km southwest of Kampala, is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest commercial airport.
Starting 25 March 2012, Emirates will operate an Airbus A330-200 on its Entebbe routes in a three-class configuration, featuring 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class.
Flight EK 729 will depart Dubai at 08:25hrs each day, arriving in Entebbe at 12:35hrs. The return leg, EK 730, will leave the Ugandan city at 15:40hrs and get into Dubai at 21:55hrs.
With a fleet of 168 aircraft and the largest A380 and Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates currently serves 20 destinations in the African continent, with new services to Zambia and Zimbabwe starting from February 2012.
Passengers on all Emirates’ flights also have the added bonus of extra baggage allowance with 30 kilogrammes permitted for those travelling in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes for Business Class and 50 kilogrammes for First Class passengers.
To date, Emirates’ Entebbe route has been operated as a linked service with Addis Adaba.