Air travel deal with Sudan
Six new destinations starting September
Lebanon and Sudan have signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding to establish passengers and cargo flights to more destinations in Africa through Khartoum. Sudan will also be able to make stopovers at the Rafic Hariri International Airport.
Six destinations will be open for flights from Beirut: Accra (Ghana), Abuja (Nigeria), Johannesburg (South Africa), Luanda (Angola), Libreville (Gabon), and Kinshasa (Congo). Flights are expected to start in September. The national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) will start with three trips per week.
The memorandum was first signed in 1971, and then modified in 1995. Daniel Haibi, Acting Director General at the Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) said: “The agreement allows air transport for both passengers and cargo through MEA and Trans Mediterranean Airlines (TMA), and through the Sudanese Airlines.”
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: May 09, 2013