Astral Aviation opens Somalia route

KENYA-based Astral Aviation will start scheduled freighter services from
Nairobi to Mogadishu (Somalia) on 14 March

The DC9 freighter will provide up to 15 metric tonnes of capacity.

Sanjeev Gadhia, chief executive officer of Astral, says it will be the first freighter airline to provide a schedule service as an alternative to current seafreight and belly capacity.

The Mogadishu route is the sixth schedule destination on Astral’s intra-African network, which includes Dar-es-salaam and Mwanza (both Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Juba (South Sudan) and Kigali (Rwanda).

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