June 6, 2012 ·12 Comments
Ethiopian Airlines announced it is resuming flights to Hargeisa, capital of the republic of Somaliland by next Sunday June 10, 2012. Ethiopian will operate daily flights to Hargeisa using its Q400 aircraft, with three morning and four afternoon flights.
In November 2008, after the previous month’s suicide bombing when Al-Shabab militants attacked the Somaliland Presidential Palace, the Ethiopian Consulate and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) offices, Ethiopian Airlines stopped flying there.
Esete said in addition to Ethiopian getting safety guarantees for the resumption of flights, Hargeisa’s airport facility has been renovated to cope with such type of traffic.
Since the suspension of the flights travelers between Addis Ababa and Hargeisa have been using bus services operating from Addis Ababa to Hargeisa through Jijiga and back.
Ethiopian says the resumption of air links between Addis Ababa and Hargeisa, will improve trade and personal relationships while enabling international travelers from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas much more convenient and easy access to Somaliland and Somalia.Follow @somalilandpress
By goth Mohamed