GULF INVESTORS ARE planning a joint venture with Sudan Airways to operate from Khartoum to London, Kuwait and Dubai.The airline hopes to start flying by the end of the year, possibly using an aircraft acquired from Yememia.

Early this month, Ethiopia banned flights to and from Sudan by Ethiopian Airways and Sudan Airways. A foreign ministry statement issued in Addis Ababa claims that the Sudanese carrier has been utilised by terrorists.

The move is understood to be linked to the abortive assasination attempt, in Ethiopa, of Egyptian president Husni Mubarak.

Source: Flight International