BABritish Airways will stop flying to Entebbe in October, the company has announced.

According to the airlines website, the last flight from Heathrow to Entebbe is on October 2 and the return journey of the last Entebbe-Heathrow flight is on October 3 because, the route is ‘not commercially viable’. We are sorry for any disruption this may cause you. If you hold a booking after those dates then there are a range of options available to you including a full refund or a rebook. We may be able to offer additional rebooking options,” a statement on the website indicates. It adds:Please contact British Airways or the travel agent you booked your ticket with to make any changes to your booking.”

In March last year, BA increased its flights from London to Entebbe from three to four, with media reports quoting the Country Manager Ms Faith Chaitezvi as saying then that there was increased demand for direct flights to save the Uganda-bound passengers’ time.

“Passengers have been wasting a lot of time flying from London to other European cities or the Middle East in order to come to Uganda because of limited direct flights. This came to our concern and we have struggled hard to come to their help,” Ms Chaitezvi was quoted as saying.