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Flydubai touches down in Hargeisa

Storyline:National News

flydubai Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa landed today at Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Flydubai’s delegation was headed by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, and Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice-President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) of flydubai. Upon landing in Hargeisa Egal International Airport, the delegation 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.

The Hargeisa route will be served with four flights a week which will see flydubai operate a total of 64 weekly flights between Dubai and destinations in Africa. flydubai offers cargo services on all its African routes, 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.

This comes two days after Somalia’s government and the United Arab Emirates signed a preliminary aviation agreement on Sunday, a move that many expect would ease restrictions on air travels between the two countries.