29 March 2017

Kenya: Somalia Re-Launches Direct Flights From Mogadishu to Nairobi

Photo: http://boeingmedia.com/
(file photo).

Somalia has re-launched direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning following an agreement between the leaders of the two countries last week.

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and other officials have attended the launching ceremony of the direct flights held at Aden Adde International Airport, and he sent off the first plane flew to Nairobi.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya and Somalia have agreed to revitalise their engagement in all areas of mutual interests within the context of a reactivated joint commission of cooperation.

Kenya in 2006 introduced a stopover in Wajir for all flights coming to Nairobi from Mogadishu. However, President Kenyatta last week said that the Wajir stopover would be removed within two weeks.

The people and airline companies have welcomed the resumption of direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi, ending an eleven-year ban on the flights from Somali capital.

More on This

Kenya Holds Ceremony to Welcome First Direct Flight From Mogadishu in 10 Years

NAIROBI, 29 March 2017 (PSCU) - Direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed today with the first commercial… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Shabelle Media Network. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.