By Goth Mohamed Goth
The first Jumbo class airplane operated by Daallo Airlines Airbus 321 carrying more than 250 passengers on board has for the first time ever made a maiden touchdown at the newly renovated runway at the Egal international airport carrying.
The pilot of the Airbus 321 and the flight engineer said, “Although this is our first time to land in Hargeisa we were astonished to see the new and modern runaway which is suitable for landing and also makes it easier and safer for planes in accordance with international standards set by ICAO.
The managing director of Daallo Airline Mr. Mohamed Sheik speaking to the media moments after the maiden landing of the Airbus 321 which is operated by Daallo Airlines is part of the company’s modernization and expansion scheme which includes the introduction of new routes such as direct flights to Paris and London which has been made possible by the acquisition of the new planes by the company.
Present at the time Somaliland Minister of Aviation and Air Transport Hon Mahmoud Hashi said we are gathered here today to witness the historic maiden flight by Airbus 321 JUMBO CLASS Airplane carrying more than 250passengers, he added that the newly renovated Egal International Airport has the capabilities to handle any type or class of Aircraft and that such flights have been made possible by the recent renovation done on the runway at the airport.
“We have to put into consideration expanding the apron (aircraft parking) in the summertime so it will accommodate more & large passengers & cargo airplanes, we have expanded the space needed for a cargo terminal & a Cargo ramp or apron”, He stated .
The extended terminal carried out by a qualified and experienced craftsmen, that ensured the quality of finished products and the same has exceptionally pleased by most of true somalilanders in view of the airport new structure and re-arrangement, as this the gate way of Somali-land and the newly airport could influence and attract more air traffic from the region and possibly many more from elsewhere in the near future.
The airport was serving approximately 4,000 passengers monthly prior the new facilities was completed, which was coming from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and the Middle East. Subsequent receiving funds from Kuwait, the contract for the new runway was awarded to China Hino group, which have a record of 21 years’ experience after successful bidding in the amount of US $ of 4,436,000 to extend the terminal up to 2.4 kilometre, which can now host large carriers of different categories such as Boeing 737, Airbus 320 and other aircrafts of equivalent sizes.
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  1. It is prode and victory for Daallo airlines to land Hargesia Airport to operate the first flight withJumbo jet Airbus A321. congratution Daallo Airlines

  2. "Jumbo Class Airplane" What is that suppose to mean?
    "Jumbo jet" is the Boeing 747 and "superjumbo" is the Airbus A380.

    Anyaway nice to to see Dallo is upgrading its old fleet.

  3. A step in the right direction, though late coming. Now, work on your customer service. Air Arabia is coming inshallah, so better step up boi.

  4. If I remember correctly, anti-Silanyoists were writing till very recently, that all the money to refurbish the airposrt were stilen by Ilko Yar and given to Silanyo's cousins. They said the airport will never work.

    Well it appears the money was spent to rebuild the airport afterall. Fancy that..