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http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE66P0ZO20100727Egyptair to fly to Juba, eyes African expansion
CAIRO July 27 (Reuters) - Egyptair, the country's flagship carrier and one of Africa's largest airlines, will begin flying twice a week to south Sudan next month as Egypt seeks improved ties ahead of a planned 2011 referendum on secession.
The state-owned airline's flights to the southern capital Juba, will start on August 6, the company said on Tuesday, adding to its 26 flights a week to Khartoum.
"Expanding in Africa comes in line with a strategy to offer more services and investments in this continent, one of the fastest growing markets in the world," Hussein Massoud, chairman and chief executive officer of the Egyptair holding company, said in an emailed statement.
Egyptair, a member of the Star Alliance network, has also recently started flights to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Abuja in Nigeria.
"We have ambitious expansion plans and we will continue to seek new destinations in Africa and increase the frequency of flights," said Captain Alaa Ashour, chairman of the airline.
Egypt has been looking to improve ties with south Sudan ahead of a planned 2011 referendum that would determine whether the largely Christian and animist south can secede from the Muslim north.
The referendum was promised in a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa's longest civil war -- a decades-long conflict between north and south Sudan in which an estimated 2 million people were killed and 4 million forced to flee their homes.
Egypt said in July it would give the government of south Sudan a non-refundable grant of $300 million for water and electricity projects as it seeks to build goodwill among Nile Basin countries, the source of almost all its water.
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article35761Egypt Air launches flights to South Sudan capital starting August: report
The Egyptian national carrier ’Egypt Air’ will begin flying to the South Sudanese capital town of Juba staring August 6th according to a news report.
The independent Al-Tayar newspaper quoted an official at ’Egypt Air’ in Khartoum a saying that there will be two flights a day through Khartoum every week on Wednesdays through Fridays.
The official said that the decision was made in light of increased demand and their keenness on providing excellent service to nationals of South Sudan living in Egypt.
’Egypt Air’ joins a growing number of airlines flying to Juba from several countries in the region including Ethiopian Airlines, Eagle Air (Uganda) and Kenya Airways.
Talk about a bad apple!! Every employee treats the airline as if it were their own, and what kind of airline allows baggage of upto 70 kgs!!!!!!!????Don't get me started on Sudan air if it was up to me I would fire all their employees including the rude hostesses. The leadership and employees are corrupt and incompetent, I've seen examples of this myself.:bash: