Sudanese airline resumes flights to Juba after a decade


A Sudanese airline, Sun Air Aviation has resumed flights to South Sudan’s capital Juba after ten years. The first plane touched down at Juba International Airport on Monday afternoon.

Sun Air’s Head of Business Development, Mohamed Saifeldin M. Saad Omer told the media in Juba that the resumption will boost trade and investment between the two sisterly countries.

Sun Air was launched with assistance from On Time Aviation Services in Juba. Juba Echo quoted Ceaser Michaya, the Chief Executive and Managing Director of On Time Aviation Services as saying, “The trust entrusted in us by Sun Air sends a strong signal to other investors in the region and beyond that though a young country, South Sudan has the right brains and capacity to handle complex services.”

Recently, the leaders of the two countries met in Juba and discussed a wide range of issues including trade and economy.