Mogadishu-Cairo Route Potential: Egypt Air Deliberates amidst Enhanced Relations

A delegation from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) and Egypt Air arrived in Mogadishu on Monday to establish new aviation ties with the Somali federal government. The director general of the Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), Ahmed Moallim Hassan, welcomed the delegation at the Adan Adde International Airport (AIAA), where they discussed plans to initiate Egypt Air flights directly from Mogadishu to Cairo.

“We have begun evaluating the feasibility of Egypt Air launching a direct flight from Mogadishu to Cairo. Our next step is to focus on flights to the Middle East, and we are also welcoming European airlines interested in commencing flights from Aden Abdulle International Airport,” stated Director General Ahmed Moalim.

Egypt Air’s initiative follows that of Saudi Airlines, which recently sent a delegation to Mogadishu for assessment purposes. Both Egypt Air and Saudi Airlines flights are anticipated to commence before the end of this year.

With these additions, Mogadishu will host its ninth international flight route. Other international airlines already landing in Mogadishu include Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Flydubai, Air Djibouti, Uganda Airlines, and Kenya Airways.

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