According to eTurboNews, South Sudan’s South Supreme Airlines recently launched its first commercial flight between Juba, South Sudan, and Khartoum, Sudan.
The South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority was established at the end of February. It licensed SSA and granted the airline its air operator certificate before giving it designated carrier status for flights to Khartoum.
South Supreme is currently using an Antonov A26 to service the route, but is reportedly looking to lease B737-300 aircraft for the flights to Khartoum and other destinations in East Africa.
In the same report, RwandAir is said to have settled on a date for the launch of its flights to Juba – 21 September. The flight from the Rwandan capital of Kigali will be made on the airline’s new CRJ900NextGen airplane, providing both Business and Economy class options for passengers.
According to the Senior Manager Sales Alice Katiti, fares will start at $350 for a return flight. This route will connect South Sudan with East Africa, Johannesburg, Dubai, Brazzaville, Libreville, Lagos and Accra, with Douala and Abidjan coming on line soon, too.
The report also revealed that Mango, one of South Africa’s low-cost carriers, will be adding a second weekly flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, from 21 September.