Abu Dhabi’s Etihad resumes flights to Sudan’s Khartoum

The airline suspended flights to Khartoum on June 9 due to security concerns



Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Sudan’s Khartoum from Tuesday, July 16, it announced on Wednesday.

The airline, along with other UAE carriers including Emirates and flydubai suspended flights to Khartoum on June 9 due to security concerns in the city.

“The decision to resume services follows a detailed review of safety and security”, the airline said in a statement.

Etihad operates flights to Khartoum three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Flight EY 632 departs Abu Dhabi at 9.50am, arriving in Khartoum at 11.50am local time. The return service, flight EY 633 will depart at 12.50pm, arriving in the UAE capital at 6.55pm.

Last week, Emirates announced that it will resume daily flights to Khartoum from July 8.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Khartoum

Sudan has facing a political turmoil following the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir in April by the military.

Several protests have rocked the country since then, with opposition activists clashing against the military. Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured in the violence.