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Fly Dubai expands flights into Africa destinations

(eTN) - The inaugural flight by Fly Dubai to Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, took place yesterday, bringing the airline’s destinations on the African continent to 6 and 56 overall, covering Afri

South Sudan establishes independent Civil Aviation Authority

(eTN) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir issued a decree earlier this week, establishing the country’s Civil Aviation Authority while at the same time appointing General Agasio Akol as the first

South Sudan fails to get thumbs up for EAC membership

(eTN) - “They are woefully unprepared to even reach applicant status at this time, and their budget woes have not helped them at all.

Jetlink saga puts pressure on Kenya government to act on South...

(eTN) - The halt of operations by Jetlink, one of Kenya’s leading privately-owned airlines, has not only stunned Kenyans but also exposed a weak link in the relations between Kenya and South Sudan,

Sudan and South Sudan on the road of cooperation and peace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is being released by the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan:

Juba International Airport security upgrade to get EU funding

(eTN) - Aviation security at the international airport in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, has always been porous at best, and the airlines operating in and out of that airport had to create their

Another near miss as chartered aircraft forced to return to Juba

(eTN) - Reports from Juba International Airport by a regular source from there have confirmed information obtained through other channels yesterday, that indeed another plane, carrying a minister in t

Yambia plane crash injures passengers and crew

(eTN) - Several passengers and the pilot sustained injuries when an aircraft contracted by the UN World Food Program crashed during landing attempt in the Southern Sudanese town of Yambio, while comin

UAE Captain helps to establish Juba Air in South Sudan

DUBAI, UAE - An Abu Dhabi-based UAE national is helping to set up an airline, Juba Air, in the newly independent African state of South Sudan, Gulf News reports.

Southern Star halts operations

(eTN) - Only a few weeks ago information was confirmed that South Sudan’s first post-independence airline, Southern Star, commenced flight operations, with big fanfare and big dreams.

South Sudan joins ICAO

(eTN) - As the long march for the new Republic of South Sudan continues into independence, the young country has made another milestone step when it finally was accepted as the 191st member of ICAO.

New airline for a new country

(eTN) - South Sudan’s latest privately-owned airline, Southern Star, took delivery last week of their first aircraft, a Dash 8 supplied by ALS of Nairobi Kenya on a long-term contract.

New South Sudan tourism minister appointed

(eTN) - South Sudan President Gen.

South Sudan to review travel visa protocol

(eTN) - The former liaison offices of the South Sudan have been turned into full-fledged embassies only days after the South attained the long-awaited independence from the regime in Khartoum, and sev

Ethiopian Airlines named official independence carrier

(eTN) - The government of the Republic of South Sudan has recognized Ethiopian Airlines (ET) as the "Official Carrier for South Sudan’s Independence Celebrations" in a statement released yesterday.

World Bank to finance Mombasa Airport and South Sudan road work

(eTN) - Information was received over the Easter weekend that the World Bank has reportedly agreed with the Kenya government to extend a soft loan of up to 25 billion Kenya shillings (US$297.6 million

Kenya Airways sees increased passenger volume with flights to Juba

NAIROBI, Kenya - With passenger numbers rising to 829,000, Kenya Airways has reported an 8.9% rise in passenger volume in the final quarter of 2010.

Eastern African Standby Force to exercise in South Sudan

(eTN) - Information was just received that the Eastern African Standby Force has agreed to hold an exercise later in the year in South Sudan, most likely soon after independence has become a reality.

New capital for new country?

(eTN) - Reliable sources in Juba, the present capital of the autonomous region of South Sudan, have given a stronger indication than ever before that a new capital city may become reality after indepe

Destination news: South Sudan immigration officials get training

(eTN) - Juba-based immigration staff last week completed a two-week course and intense training workshop aimed at improved customer care and public relations.

Airport news: Egypt Air to start Juba flights

(eTN) - News from Juba confirmed that Egypt Air, a member of the global Star Alliance, will commence flights between Cairo and Juba via Khartoum in early August.

Independence is the main objective in South Sudan

(eTN) - With less than 6 months to go towards the scheduled referendum, in which the Southern Sudanese population can at last decide on their own destiny, more and more hints begin to emerge over the

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