Monday, 23 July 2012

Somali revive national airline after 21 years

By Our Correspondent  in Somalia

The Somali government  has revealed that it was committed to reviving the national carrier, Somali Airlines, after more than two-decades of absences from the airs. 
Mohammed Osman Ali “Dhagah-tur”, the General Director of Ministry of Aviation and Transport, told local media that plans to bring the white star carrier from scrap yards were already underway.
He said there was huge interest and market for the Somali Airlines to be salvaged as hundreds of thousands of Somalis are set to return back to the country from abroad after many years. 
Abandoned Somali plane in Mogadishu.Courtesy Picture.
The Somali government and the Somali Civil Aviation Steering Committee  recently met with various aviation governing bodies including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal,Canada to make the initiative possible.

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