Sudanese carrier Marsland suspends flights

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Sudanese airline Marsland Aviation will suspend flights on 15 November.

Marsland chairman Rashid Ortashi iis quoted in local reports as blaming US sanctions directed against Sudan for the suspension, stating private businesses in the country were “dying”. Company officials confirm the airline will suspend flights from 15 November.

The carrier, which operates a network in Sudan, to Juba, South Sudan and to Egypt is booking passengers onto flights operated by Tarco Airways. Marsland could not confirm when flights will resume.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Online shows the airline has a fleet three aircraft consisting of one Boeing 737-400, one 737-500 and an Antonov AN-26.