Egypt expands flights halt to Sudan amid unrest

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Egypt’s flag carrier EgyptAir on Tuesday said it will continue the suspension of its flight to and from Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport due to the continuous instability in Sudan.

In a statement, EgyptAir said, “the suspension will continue until further notice.”

On Saturday, EgyptAir said flights to and from the Khartoum International Airport would be grounded for 72 hours after clashes erupted between the Sudanese army and its paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

Several airlines including the Saudi flagship airline Saudia, UAE’s national carriers Emirates, flydubai and Air Arabia have halted flights to and from Sudan due to clashes.

The decision was made after announcing that one of Saudia’s aircraft had been destroyed at the Khartoum airport.

Satellite images shows the damage to Khartoum International Airport, due to conflict from the past couple of days.

A UN envoy to Sudan said that the clashes in Sudan have killed 185 people and wounded another 1,800 as of Monday.

Fighting in Sudan between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) raged on for the its third day, as the death toll rose to 185, and at least 1,800 others wounded.

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