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Sudan Airways

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Sudan Airways is the national airline of Sudan.

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: SD
  • ICAO Code: SUD
  • Callsign: Sudanair

History

Sudan Airways was formed by Sudan Railways in 1947 to serve parts of the country that no railways reached. The initial fleet was four De Havilland Doves. In 1952 the airline acquired its first DC-3 and expanded to seven aircraft. These were used for international services to Aden, Asmara, Beirut, Cairo and Jeddah. In 1959 the Vickers Viscount was added to the fleet and the Blue Nile flights to European destinations started. Also 1959, Sudan Airways joined IATA. By 1967 the airline had replaced its DC-3s with Fokker F27s and Vickers Viscounts with the De Havilland Comet. Suubsequently the fleet was modernised with Boeing 707, Boeing 737, Airbus A310, Fokker 50 and more recently has acquired through lease-finance, three Airbus A320s.

Sudan continues to suffer a civil war which restricts areas of the country that can be served. In addition there is a UN embargo against the country resulting in curtailment of European services and the sale of two Fokker 50s.

The airline has also used Ilyushin IL-18 aircraft operated by Air Cess.

Incidents and Accidents

The airline has had the following three fatal crashes:

Fleet

In terms of jet aircraft, Sudan Airways has 3 Airbus A300 aircraft.

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