Jubba Airways is a Somali airline. Previously headquartered at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, it is now based in Nairobi, Kenya, with additional branches in various other global areas. It operates domestic passenger and cargo flights within Somalia, as well as to destinations in the Middle East.
|Hubs||Aden Adde International Airport, Hargeisa Egal International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport|
|Focus cities||Bosaso, Galkayo, Dubai, Jeddah|
|Company slogan||We make it easy for you|
On May 1998, a month after the company had been established, the airline embarked on its first voyage. This represented the first direct flight from Sharjah to Mogadishu since the state-owned Somali Airlines discontinued operations in 1991.
The airline largely fills the niche vacated by the defunct Somali Airlines, and operates domestic passenger and cargo services. It serves destinations in Somalia including Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Bosaso and Galkayo. Flights to Djibouti, the UAE (Dubai), and for Hajj pilgrims to Jeddah are also important routes for the airline. In addition, the airline offers cargo flights.
Jubba Airways maintains its own aircraft, serviced by engineers that are a part of a team of 300 trained employees.
The carrier plans to lease more planes and open new branches so as to offer more destinations to its growing number of passengers.
In December 2018, Jubba Airways was serving the following scheduled destinations:
The Jubba Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2018):
|Aircraft||In Fleet||Orders||Passengers||Average age|
|Fokker 50||3||0||50||28.3 Years|
The airline previously operated the following aircraft:
Accidents and incidentsEdit
|Date||Location||Aircraft||Tail number||Aircraft damage||Fatalities||Description||Refs|
|28 April 2012||Hargeisa||Antonov An-24||3X-GEB||W/O||0||On a flight from Hargeisa International Airport in Hargeisa to Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport in Galkayo, an Antonov An-24 blew both right gear main tires, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. The plane's wing separated from the body. No injuries were reported, although the aircraft was substantially damaged.|||
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