Qatar Airways to resume flights to Somalia
AMISOM daily media monitoring, 18 Mar 2015
Qatar Airways is set to start direct flights from Doha to Mogadishu in coming weeks to rejuvenate already growing international carrier market in Somalia. Somali PM Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke who has reached Qatari capital Doha on Tuesday will attend the ceremony to welcome Arab world airline giant to Somalia. International airlines have resumed their flights to Somalia in recent years since armed group Al-Shabaab was pushed out of the capital Mogadishu. Turkish Airline is the only international airline for now with daily direct flights from Mogadishu to Istanbul.