A second terminal is to be constructed at the Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. The airport expansion project will be undertaken under a public private partnership (PPP) with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Estimated to cost about US$400m, the project will include the construction of a new cargo centre together with a shopping mall, additional aircraft bays, a new runway, six passenger check-in areas, aprons and relocation of oil tanks.
The improved air transport will help the country increase airline passengers from 1.46million in 2013 to 10 million in 2033. At present, the airport is handling a total of 21 airlines, six local and 15 international. There is also an expected increase in the number of airlines when expansion works are complete.
The tourism sector which has been on the rise for the past 10 years would also experience a boost. Construction works are expected to commence in 2017 under a 20-year master plan.