In Uganda, where the main international airport is the primary gateway, several airstrips and airfields are strategically located across the country, connecting towns and national parks. Jinja Airstrip Uganda stands as one of these vital aviation hubs, serving both civilian and military purposes. Situated in the heart of the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda, Jinja Airstrip plays a pivotal role in enhancing accessibility to the charming town of Jinja and its surroundings.
Jinja Airstrip’s geographical proximity to the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, part of the Uganda People’s Defense Force, adds to its significance. This small yet crucial airport is approximately 94 kilometers (58 miles) east of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest and busiest aviation hub.
Operated and maintained by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, Jinja Airstrip is part of a network of twelve upcountry airstrips in Uganda. With the IATA code JIN and the ICAO code HUJI, Jinja Airstrip provides essential aviation infrastructure for the region.
Currently, Jinja Airstrip offers flights connecting to Entebbe International Airport, providing travelers with convenient domestic flight options. This connectivity facilitates swift access to various destinations across Uganda, including renowned national parks and wildlife reserves.
At present, there are two flights available on one distinct route from Jinja Airstrip. This route links Jinja to Entebbe International Airport, allowing passengers to seamlessly transition from domestic to international flights or vice versa.
Weather conditions at Jinja Airstrip are generally characterized by broken clouds, with approximately 59% cloud cover. The temperature typically hovers around 19.3°C. A gentle wind blows from the southeast at a speed of 1 mph (0 Bf), and the atmospheric pressure registers at 1013 hPa.
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