Somaliland's Civil Aviation Authority announces that Flydubai & Air Arabia will resume flights to Somaliland

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That is good news for people from Asia/Australia. Any idea on Air Arabia?

Seems like Air Arabia is work in progress.

Absolutely was necessary to have competition to bring prices down and imagine if war breaks out in Ethiopia or we have a diplomatic row with them. A bit strange he didn’t mention how many flights per day and what airports and date flights resume!

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According to the flydubai website flights resume on 31 October for 4 days a week. Don’t recall if that’s the same frequency as before the ban.

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Looks like Air Arabia is also given Green light.

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flydubai announced today the start of its three-times-weekly service to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) in Somaliland from 10 August. This will bring the number of destinations flydubai operates to in Africa to 12 points in nine countries including Sohag International Airport (HMB) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) which started earlier this summer.

Commenting on the relaunch of the route, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “We are committed to providing underserved markets with direct air links to Dubai. We are pleased to restart our operations to Hargeisa which will provide the Somaliland diaspora with a convenient option to visit their families and friends in their home country. With the codeshare agreement with Emirates and the interline agreements we have in place more than 200 destinations can now be reached through Dubai’s aviation hub.”Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between the regions we fly to and we believe that our reliable and convenient passenger and cargo services will help to open up the trade opportunities between Hargeisa and Dubai and onward destinations. We are sure that both our Economy Class and Business Class will exceed the passengers’ expectations and we look forward to welcoming passengers from Hargeisa on board again soon.”flydubai will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai. The carrier continues to open up underserved markets and expand its network in Africa. flydubai also has plans to relaunch its operations to Uganda in the coming few weeks.
Flight details

Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 August 2021.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to HGA start from AED 4,700 and return Economy Class fares start from AED 1,600.

Can’t come soon enough with the current state of Ethiopia!

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Air Arabia have one of the more generous baggage allowances at 40kg I think, very handy for our folk.

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2 flights a week for all carriers or 2 flights a day?

Ethiopia 2 flights a DAY (no change)
Fly Dubai 2 Flights a WEEK (down from 3 per week)
Air Arabia 2 Flights a WEEK
Daallo 2 Flights a WEEK

Absolute farce with a pathetic reasoning. Plus they could have stipulated this before they resumed service a month ago.

Waaaow…that’s so wrong in so many ways…

Looks a little light hearted and an amateurish response. They need to take legal action.

I guess they are playing politics as we are entering an election year soon. They do not want to play hard so as to draw a response from the gov’t which may affect other aspects.

But they just want to put it out there for the public to run with it.

Didn’t the Supreme Court struck down a ruling to stop monopolizing car insurance, could FlyDubai not do the same here?


What happens if/when Ethiopian Airlines is grounded due to the instability in that country.

It will be an egg on the face of those who are managing our Aviation.