HARGEISA, 1 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Travelling to Somaliland is now easier with the launch of direct flights to the city of Hargeisa in the country by East African Safari Air Express.

This follows the signing of a bilateral trade agreement between the airline and the Government of Somaliland last year.

However, no bilateral agreements have been put in place between the Kenyan government and the country

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The firm will be operating scheduled flights twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday’s.

Mr Hussein Ali Duale, minister of Finance of Somaliland, said this is bound to open the country to trade from the East African Community.

The two-hour flight from JKIA cuts down on a tedious 12-hour journey of connecting flights.

Source: Daily Nation


  1. wooohoooooooo that's what I'm talking about! It's about time Kenyan community and business connected with Somaliland. Egal International airport is about to get major make over and if Airlines such as Safari fly to Hargeisa it will only make the place even better.

    We are sick and tired of waiting for Ethiopian Airlines, I now hope they never return because other's will be more than happy to do business with Somaliland.

  2. This is a good start between Kenya and Somaliland and good news for Somaliland as a country, I hope this company succeed so that other companies in Kenya and beyond will follow suit.

  3. Excellent news!!! I've taken Air Ethiopia to Addis and I may now go see Nairobi which I've always wanted to do!!!

    • No African airline can ever match Ethiopian Airlines which is Africas oldest airline and an international airline with superb standards.

      • not to mention the most corrupt as its 100% government owned, a government which is dictatorial to the bone and oppressive towards the somali people (which it occupies) and its own ethiopian nationals.

  4. good news and cant wait to go on this service, ethopia like u said flying the flag is ( wright- off )