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Sudan Airways To Be Privatised

Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:40 am

Ok, I read this and went ummmmpff! But hey, I wish SD all the success!

What aircraft does SD operate these days? I recall seeing a 727 in an online timetable, as well as an A300.

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KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug 18, 2004 (PANA) -- Authorities here have invited foreign investors to buy shares in a new firm planned to replace the troubled Sudan Airways as part of a full privatisation policy.

Finance and National Economy Minister Elzubier Ahmed Elhassan announced that restructuring of Sudan Airways was a preparatory step towards strategic partnership of the airline, which began operations in 1947.

more at http://www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=4810
 
bennett123
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RE: Sudan Airways To Be Privatised

Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:55 am


I thought that Sudan was on an axis of evil or something similar.

If so, presumably US investment is a non starter.

Given the situation in the Darfur, I can not see the EU or an European State Owned Airline touching it either.

The Arabs might be interested.
 
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RE: Sudan Airways To Be Privatised

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:02 am

This story has been going around since 1999, and nothing has happened since. If (and this is a big if) the airline does get privatised, I would say it would probably be by an Arab businessman from the Gulf.

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AvianceGirlUK
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RE: Sudan Airways To Be Privatised

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:16 am

Well if it does, good luck to them.. but they wont be coming anywhere near LHR for a very long time i can assure you that..
If i hear anything about the LHR situation i will let you know..
Good Luck Sudan Air, time to pull your finger out..
 
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RE: Sudan Airways To Be Privatised

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:19 am

Yeah, not surprised about it either - maybe they are trying to overtake the Nigerians with their prospects of having Nigeria Airways privatized (how many years now?)

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