Turkish Airlines set to commence flights to Somaliland

Somaliland’s Civil Aviation Minister Hon. Osman Abdilahi Sahardiid nicknamed “Adani” has received Turkish Airlines Delegation in his office on Saturday morning.

The Turkish airlines delegation arrived in Somaliland on assessment mission and they are the first of its kind to have paid an official working visit to Somaliland.

The delegation of Turkish airlines was accompanied by head of Turkish Consulate office in Hargeisa.

Mr. Senol Sakali and Mr. Ahmed Tomul are two civil aviation experts that Turkish airlines send to Somaliland to assess the situation when it comes to Somaliland functioning airports.

Civil aviation minister has spoken to the press once the meeting ended and told that they requested information which he said that his ministry has provided with them. The minister responding to a question asked by reporters which said that if the Turkish Airlines willing to commence flights to Somaliland.

The Minister responded by saying that they dispatched aviation experts who are on fact finding mission to Somaliland. He revealed that they are still gathering the necessary information from Somaliland airports. The minister has stated that they are committed to make Egal airport one of the international airports in the Horn of Africa.

It was last year once Kenyan Airways as well as Turksh airlines announced to launch direct flights to Somaliland.

FlyDubai, Ethiopian airlines and African Airways are the three international airways that launched flights to Somaliland.

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