Airlines threaten to suspend Khartoum, Port Sudan flights

Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority plans to increase ground handling tariffs by 250 percent.

Flights to the airports of Khartoum and Port Sudan will be suspended in case the tariffs of ground handling services are more than doubled as of next month. The foreign airlines announced this decision this week.

The Civil Aviation Authority reportedly plans to increase the prices by 250 percent in early March. The foreign airlines have sent a letter to the director-general of the authority, explaining that they already signed a contract with ground handling companies. They claim that the Civil Aviation has no right to increase the tariff for these services, only after it returns to the prior contract.