RwandAir Express resumes flights to South Sudan

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda's state-owned airline, RwandAir Express, has announced that it will resume flights to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Thursday.

"We’re pleased to announce to our lovely clients that our weekly flights to South Sudan will resume on Thursday ... Our activities have also resumed at Juba airport,'' says a statement made available to PANA on Wednesday in Kigali.

Juba airport officially reopened on Monday, but flights were temporarily cancelled for security reasons.

That cancellation of the flights of RwandAir Express came after the failed coup attempt against the regime of president Salva Kiir who imposed a night curfew Juba.

Scores of people are said to have been killed in fighting that started last Sunday night when the government said the coup attempt was launched.

18 december 2013 22:48:56

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