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About Sudan Airways
One of the oldest African carriers, Sudan Airways was formed in February 1946 and started scheduled operations in July the following year. Sudan Airways started with four De Havilland 8 Seater Dove Aircrafts, being the first acquisition of this type in the region & was the first in Africa to acquire Fokker F27 Turboprop-powered aircraft. A fleet modernization plan was implemented and the Sudan Airways introduced the Boeing 737 and B707 in the 1970s, Fokker 50s in the 1980s and Airbus A310s the 1990s. The airline reached its peak in 2000 with 2,362 employees at April 2000, with an aircraft park that included one Airbus A300-600, one Airbus A300-600R, three Boeing 707-320Cs, one Boeing 727-200, one Boeing 737-200C and one Fokker F27-600. By this time, the airline provided scheduled services to Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Al Ain, Amman, Bangui, Cairo, Damascus, Doha, Dongola, Dubai, El Fasher, El Obeid, Eldebba, Geneina, Istanbul, Jeddah, Juba, Kano, Lagos, London, Malakal, Merowe, Muscat, Ndjamena, Niamey, Nyala, Paris, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Sanaa, Sharjah, Tripoli, Wadi Haifa and Wau. With the EU banning the airline and western sanctions, Sudan Airways now only fly to domestic destinations and to Egypt with a fleet of Airbus A300, Airbus A310 and an Airbus A320.
Why Sudan Airways?
I find the lack of African liveries in IF really disturbing, and I hope that by adding the livery of an airline which used to be one of the biggest African airline not only we will finally have another African option, pilots of IF will also get to see the beauty of Sudan and East Africa!
This will probably get ignored, but I really hope I will get to fly this livery on IF one day.