The Kasese Airport is an airport located on the town of Kasese in Western Uganda. It serves its namesake district as well as the cities within it, and is situated close to the international border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located approximately 262 kilometres by air west of Entebbe international Airport, the country's largest civilian and military airport.
The airport is one of the 47 functioning and active airports in the country, and is one of the 13 that is under the administration of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. It is also one of the five airports in Uganda that is allowed and authorized to handle cross-border air traffic from member countries of the East African Community, as part of efforts to promote tourism within Eastern Africa.
Kasese Airport is in the middle of negotiations and is in the process of being lifted as an international airport. The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda has plans to lengthen the current runway from 5,200 feet to 8,210 feet, which will be of support to the new international terminal building (with aircraft fuel storage facilities) that will be constructed. Customs and Immigration facilities will also be installed following the said improvements. Upon completion, the Kasese Airport will be called the Kasese International Airport. Currently, the airport only receives flights from Entebbe through Aerolink Uganda.
Currently, there is a single terminal handling the domestic route served in the airport. By the time that the new terminal building is constructed, the old terminal will be replaced with a new and modern one, capable of receiving international flights. The runway too, will be paved and constructed, to replace the unpaved dirt surface which is now being used and utilised.
Services and Facilities
Services and facilities for the airport are limited to the basic: a functional terminal receiving arrivals and departures, an unpaved runway, and airport security.