Somalia: Dubai-based flydubai launches direct flights to Somaliland

Hargeisa, Somalia (PANA) - Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, has become the first airline outside of Africa to launch direct flights to Hargeisa in Somalia.

flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa landed on Tuesday at Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa.

A statement issued on Tuesday said flydubai’s delegation headed by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, was greeted by Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail, the Vice-President of Somaliland and Mohamud Hashi Abdi, the Minister of Civil Aviation and Air Transport of Somaliland.

Al Ghaith said: “We strive to provide under-served markets with direct air links to Dubai. The addition of Hargeisa to our network will provide the Somali diaspora with the opportunity to visit their families and friends in their home country.  With the interline agreements we have in place more than 250 destinations can now offer flights to Hargeisa through Dubai’s aviation hub.”

The statement said cargo services were also available on the new route, providing cargo solutions to a network of more than 90 destinations in Africa, Middle East and subcontinent, Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia, and 135 additional destinations worldwide due to interline agreements.  
-0- PANA PR/MA 9June2015

09 june 2015 20:37:04

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