Sudan Airways (Arabic الخطوط الجوية السودانية al - Chutūt al - dschauwiyyat as- Sūdāniyyat ) is the national Sudanese airline based in Khartoum and based on the Khartoum airport. She is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.
Sudan Airways was founded in 1947 by the railway company Sudan Railways to operate parts of the country, in which there was no rail link. The fleet consisted initially of four de Havilland Dove. 1952, the airline purchased its first Douglas DC-3 and extended to seven aircraft. These were used in transport to Aden, Asmara, Beirut, Cairo and Jeddah. 1959, served with the Vickers Viscount flight destinations in Europe. 1962 triggered two De Havilland Comet, the Viscount from 1967 and Fokker F- 27, the DC - third Gradually, the fleet was modernized by Boeing 707, Boeing 737, Airbus A310 and Fokker 50
The Civil War lasting until 2005 in South Sudan stressed the company hard. Not all parts of the country could be served. To complicate matters further, the UN embargo against the country, which had to be stopped due to the routes to Europe.
In June 2007, the Sudanese government reduced its stake in the company to 30 percent. Majority shareholder is now the Kuwaiti Aref Investment Group with 49 percent. A further 21 per cent owned by the private Sudanese company al - Fiha. On 21 June 2008, the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA ) raised the approval of a month by Sudan Airways, the Air Operator 's Certificate to.
Sudan Airways is how all Sudanese airlines on the list of operating bans for the airspace of the European Union.
As of November 2013, the fleet of Sudan Airways consists of five aircraft:
- 2 Airbus A300 -600 (currently off)
- 1 Airbus A310 -300 ( operated by Jordan Aviation )
- 1 Airbus A320 -200 ( operated by Comoro Islands Airline )
- 1 Boeing 737-300 ( operated by Vista Georgia)
- 1 Boeing 737-500 ( operated by Vista Georgia)
- 4 Fokker 50 (1 currently parked )
Sudan Airways recorded in its history following serious incidents:
- December 6, 1971: In the course of a kidnapping, a Fokker F-27 was forced to land in Tikaka, where 10 people lost their lives.
- July 8, 2003: A Boeing 737-200 crashed about five kilometers after starting in Port Sudan. 116 people died, one child survived.