British Airways to suspend Uganda operations
UK’s flag carrier airline, British Airways has announced it will be suspending flights from Heathrow to Entebbe, with the last flight to Entebbe on October 2, 2015.
A statement by Edward Frost, Regional Commercial Manager, East and Southern Africa, the Heathrow – Entebbe flights will be suspended as “services are no longer commercially viable.”
“Unfortunate we have concluded that at the present time, our services to Entebbe are not commercially viable anymore,” they communicated.
“On 2nd October the final service will depart London Heathrow for Entebbe and the last flight will leave Entebbe on October 3rd.”
The carrier, which has been doing this route for several years, says the decision to close business was a hard one.
“We are continuously reviewing and evaluating our flight schedules and sometimes the outcomes of these reviews leave us with decisions like this one that are hard to make.”
While announcing the suspension of the service, British Airways regional commercial manager Edward Frost said this had nothing to do with the ineptitude of their local partners in Uganda.
Customers that had booked tickets after October 3, will have their money refunded in accordance with the company’s commercial policy.
Frost noted, “As a company, we will continue to evaluate our route network and we therefore trust that it will be possible for us to work together again.”