British Airways yesterday announced that starting with October; it will suspend its four times a week Heathrow to Entebbe Airport flights.
The decision to suspect flights has been provoked by commercial viability of the route.
“We are suspending our four times a week service from London Heathrow to Entebbe from October 2, 2015. The last service will depart Entebbe on Saturday October 3, 2015,” a communiqué released by the company yesterday reads.
The communiqué added; “The flights are being suspended because they are not commercially viable,”
The company said that it has been evaluating the flights business and sometimes outcomes force them to make hard decisions. It did not indicate if it may resume operation in the near future.
“British Airways has been serving Entebbe in different forms for a number of years and we are continually reviewing and evaluating our flights. Sometimes the outcome of these reviews leaves us with decisions, like this one, that are extremely hard to make,” the communiqué reads.
British Airways is one of the few carriers serving destinations to all six inhabited continents. In Africa its flights reach Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa among others.
Mid June last year Air Uganda’s international operating license was withdrawn by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the regulators alongside those of three other airlines.
The CAA withdrew the certificates after it updated its procedures, informing the operators of the new regime just days before the suspensions.
This left Air Uganda with no option but to shut down its operations.