SKA Air & Logistics is to take over the management of Somalia’s Mogadishu
international airport, a source at the company said on Tuesday.
ten-year contract is understood to include management of the terminals,
screening and passenger security.
have not formally taken over at this stage but in few weeks’ time we will be
taking over management of the airport,” an unnamed company manager told AFP.
Air & Logistics, which has offices in Dubai, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq,
was approached by the Somali government to bid for the contract. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
in Somalia is “challenging for the time being but as we go along hopefully
things will improve,” the source said.
logistics firm is also understood to be in the running for a contract to manage
Mogadishu sea port.
airport, known as Aden Adde airport after a previous Somali president, operates
flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Djibouti and the Somali cities of Berbera,
Galcaio and Hargeisa.
Air & Logistics was not immediately available for comment.