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International carriers join the race for Somalia’s lucrative skies

Somali globetrotters from Mogadishu and other cities in Somalia are seeing a significant increase in the amount of options available to them when it comes to international carriers.

Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways are planning or have already expanded to other cities in Somalia justified by the return on investment from their Mogadishu flights.

Ugandan Airlines has also announced that it will start flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, by the 1st of August according to the Somali Civil Aviation Authority.

The national carrier of Uganda will soon join a rapidly expanding list of international airlines that have launched flights to Aden Abdulle International Airport, largely due to the improving security situation in the country and the economic reforms of the Somali government.

This growing list of carriers with plans to start operations in Mogadishu include Al Arabia Airlines, Air Rwanda, South Africa Airways and Saudi Airlines according to the Director of the Somali Civil Aviation Authority Ahmed Moalim Hassan.

These new airline operations are expected to bring the prices down for Somali passengers and boost an already growing international carrier market in Somalia.


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