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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to get to | Sudan

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Despite having land borders with 9 countries, most visitors arrive by air due to safety concerns in some parts of the country, large distances involved and a lack of public transport. A surprising number of airlines serving Sudan (all to Khartoum), although some have a limited frequency of flights:

  • Star Alliance - bmi, EgyptAir, Lufthansa, Turkish
  • Oneworld - Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Kenya Airways, KLM
  • Other - Emirates

TIP Due to significant UN and oil business, fares are fairly high. Thus Sudan is a good place to use either awards or round the world tickets.

TIP While several airlines fly via Khartoum to a destination in a country that is not their base, or to Khartoum via a third country, there are no traffic rights. This means you cannot, for example, fly between Beirut and Khartoum on bmi unless you originated in London.

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