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Flydubai suspends Mogadishu flights due to safety concerns

Friday June 7, 2024

Mogadishu (HOL) - Flydubai Airlines has suspended its operations to and from Mogadishu, effective June 11, 2024, according to a message sent to its partners.

The message stated, "We regret to inform you that due to operational reasons, flydubai will be suspending its operations to/from Mogadishu effective June 11, 2024. Our last flight shall be operated on June 10."

The airline did not specify the reasons behind the suspension, but reports suggest it is due to security concerns.

This is not the first time Flydubai has taken such a step. In April, a similar situation unfolded when several airlines, including Flydubai, halted their flights to Mogadishu in response to a security alert from the US Embassy.

However, some airlines resumed their flights to the Somali capital a few days later.

Flydubai, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, began its direct flights to Mogadishu on March 9, 2023, marking the first direct flight between Somalia and the UAE.


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