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East African Safari Air adds Somaliland to schedule

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Feb 16, 2010

It was learned during a visit to Nairobi last week that East African Safari Air has commenced twice weekly flights directly from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Hargeisa, the nominal capital of the self-declared "Somaliland," a breakaway region from the failed Somali state similar to "Puntland."

Previously passengers had to transit via Djibouti, Addis, or even Sana’a to travel to the Eastern African heartland, spending as much as a day traveling. This time has now been cut to just over two hours flying time on the nonstop service. The flight back, however, is routing via Kenya’s northeastern airport of Wajir, only recently expanded. Here, all flights coming from Somalia must land according to Kenyan security directives to screen inbound passengers at the earliest possible entry point before allowing them to proceed either to Nairobi or else be turned back.


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