By Our Reporter
Ugandans have early today been disturbed with speculation that Entebbe International airport was officially sold to the China and renamed HUEN.
When HUEN, google brings Entebbe International airport as first hand results.
The fact that HUEN sounds more of a Chinese word has had many complain especially after media personality Andrew Kyamagero shared a tweet
Vianney Luggya, Manager Public Affairs at the Civil Aviation Authority has elucidated that HUEN is the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) code for Entebbe International airport.
“Please note that HUEN is the International Civil Aviation Organisation, @icao code for Entebbe International Airport, just like HKJK is for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and HTDA for Julius Nyerere Airport,” He said through his social media
HU is a prefix for Ugandan airfields and EN for Entebbe International airport.
The ICAO airport code is four lettered location indicator designating aerodromes around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.
ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, international flight service stations or area control centres, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO code.