The Somali Civil Aviation Authority based in Aden Adde International Airport has, for the first time in 30 years issued registration and licence certificate to aircraft operating in the country.
The event had in attendance, federal government officials including Minister of transport and civil aviation Mohamed Abdullahi Salad Omaar.
Among the first flights issued licenses by the Somali Aviation Authority are
Hala Airlines and Freedom Airlines.
The Minister commended the staff of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation for their efforts on the country’s aviation system and the implementation of the new system.
The local airlines flying various routes in Somalia were previously registered in neighboring countries like Ethiopia and Kenya.
The United Nations Development Program and the International Civil Aviation Organization established the Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia (CACAS) in the 1990s to take charge of the Somali airspace from Nairobi following the collapse of government in Mogadishu.