Somali gov’t authorizes foreign firm to run Mogadishu airport

By benim
In East Africa
May 29th, 2011

The transitional federal government of Somalia on Sunday officially authorized SKA Air and Logistics, based in Dubai, to run all the activities of Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport.

Ahmed Abdurrahman, the minister of Somalia’s ministry of air, ground and maritime transport made the announcement after a ceremony at the airport.

Government officials including parliamentarians, ministers, Mohammed Osman Ali Dhagah-tur, the general director of Somalia’s ministry of air, ground and maritime transport as well as some officials from Somalia’s airline companies attended the ceremony.

“Today, we are here to announce that SKA Air and Logistics will run all the activities of this airport including handling services” Abdurrahman said.

Martin Bill, the project coordinator of SKA, spoke at the occasion and said his company will create opportunities for Mogadishu’s airport staff and Somalia in general.

SKA have been operating in Iraq since 2003 and has expanding its operations in Kuwait, the UAE, Afghanistan and the African continent.

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