Ethiopian Airlines lands in Hargeisa as Somalia Eases Flight Ban

Hargeisa (SD) – The Ethiopian Airline resumed its flights to Hargeisa Airport today, after canceling its Thursday flight to Somaliland.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebre Mariam held a press conference in Addis Ababa today and said the National airliner plans to continue its flights to Hargeisa, since there were no Corvid-19 cases there.

Somaliland Foreign Minister Yasin Hajji Mohamud Faraton, who is in Addis Ababa, also asked Ethiopian Airlines to continue its flights to Hargeisa airport, though no formal details were available.

The news comes as the Somali Federal Government has allowed limited number of flights to the country allowing Somali nationals to come home.

Abdi Mohamed Rodol, Director General of the Somaliland Civil Aviation Authority, in a press conference today in Hargeisa accused the federal government of politicising the global pandemic.

The Somaliland Civil Aviation Director claimed that Somaliland’s airspace is independent of Mogadishu’s control.

The director did not comment entirely on the recently canceled Hargeisa pound flights, after the Somali federal government had informed them not land in Hargeisa.

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