in Airports

Somaliland connected again with airport reopening

Posted 17 August 2013 · Add Comment

Somaliland's Hargeisa's Egal airport is to reopen, this is a major step forward in better connecting Somaliland to the rest of the African continent and the world.

2.4 Kilometers of runway has been completely refurbished, and the arrival and departure terminals have been expanded. Ethiopian Airlines will now fly to and from Addis-Ababa daily.

 
Five new wind turbines and a wind data monitoring station have been built, which will help power the airport.
 
Ahmed Dalal Farah, Director General of the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Air Transport said: “By investing in infrastructure the government hopes to encourage further trade and investment. We believe the improvements to Haregisa’s Egal airport will provide a real boost to Somaliland’s economy.”
 
The refurbishments have been paid for by the Kuwait Fund, the Somaliland government, and USAID.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse.

EgyptAir takes delivery of second B787-9 Dreamliner

EgyptAir’s second B787-9 Dreamliner has arrived today at Cairo International Airport. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22nd.

Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to its route network

Turkish Airlines has added Marrakech to its flight network.

Air Tanzania expands its presence in Europe

TAL Aviation and Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) have agreed that TAL Aviation's European sales teams covering France, Ireland and Sweden will be acting on behalf of the carrier to build Air Tanzania's brand in these territories.

Bombardier celebrates delivery of first CRJ900 aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is celebrating the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

EBACE SK1704230519
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519