KLM cancels African service to Khartoum and Addis Ababa

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KLM is withdrawing its unprofitable connecting service from Amsterdam to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia via Khartoum in Sudan due to "rising costs".

The airline says that the thrice-weekly route, served using Airbus A330 equipment, will stop at the end of March. The Dutch carrier launched the flights in the summer of 2005.

In January 2011 Sudan separated from the newly created state of South Sudan. Oil rich South Sudan's capital is Juba.