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    To relaunch Somali Airlines, Somalia forms a committee.

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    Fardowsa Osman Egal, the minister of civil aviation and transportation in Somalia, appointed seven people to a committee to work on the reopening of Somali Airlines.

    The Ministry of Transport and Aviation stated in a decree issued on Sunday that the committee’s nomination came after consultation regarding the restart of the Somali flag carrier.

    The committee is made up of Captains Mohamed Nur Aadan, Cabdu Guled Mohamed, Ahmed Moalim Hassan, Captain Aidarus Ahmed Kahiye, and Abdi Mohamed Mohamud. Captain Ali Gacal Gaabow has been designated as the committee leader. The appointed committee’s secretary will be Abdirisakh Aadan Geddi.

    From November 1st, committee members had 30 days to submit a detailed plan that would enable Somali Airlines to resume operations.

    Similar attempts to plan the relaunch have been made by earlier Somali administrations, but with less success.

    The national airline of Somalia was Somali Airlines, which was founded in 1964. It provided service to both domestic and foreign locations.

    Following the fall of Somalia’s central government in 1991, the White Star Service—as it was affectionately known—ceased operations.

    On a network that reached from the Middle East to Europe, it flew Boeing 720Bs, Boeing 707-300s, and Airbus A310-300s.

     

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