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EgyptAir Suspends Flights Indefinitely to and from Khartoum

April 20, 2023
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Egyptian national airline EgyptAir announced on Tuesday 18 April suspending flights to and from the Sudanese capital Khartoum indefinitely. The announcement was first made on Saturday 15 April for 72 hours following the eruption of conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the country’s main paramilitary group, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In a statement on its official Facebook page, EgyptAir called on customers traveling to and from the Sudanese capital to review their reservations by contacting the EgyptAir call center. Due to the eruption of violence and disruption of political affairs, Khartoum International Airport has been closed to all traffic since Saturday. On Saturday, Egyptian president Abdelfattah Al Sisi called for an immediate ceasefire in Sudan. In a phone call between the president and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and another with President Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, Al Sisi urged Sudanese parties “to prioritize dialogue and national consensus and to uphold the supreme interests of the Sudanese people.” In the clashes, nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 2,600 injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) officials citing Sudan’s Ministry…

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