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New S. Sudan airline launches Juba-Wau service

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August 3, 2014 (WAU) – South Sudan’s new airline company, Golden Wings Aviation, has launched daily flights between Juba and Wau.

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A plane from South Sudan’s new airline company Golden Wings Aviation arrives at Wau airport (ST)

Managing director Obaj William Olau said the flights will operate three times per week.

The company will operate two cargo planes and one passenger jet on the route.

Ticket prices will start from 600 South Sudanese pounds, about US$150.

Olau said the airline also plans to offer direct flights from Wau to Entebbe in Uganda.

Speaking during the official launch of the new airline service to Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal state governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan described the event as an important step in the campaign to relocate the nation’s capital from Juba to Wau.

He said it’s hoped the new airline service will stimulate economic growth in the region and provide momentum for Wau’s bid to become the new national capital.

The launch was attended by national legislative assembly speaker Manase Magok, as well as the speaker of the council of states, Bol Chan, and the national minister for humanitarian affairs, Lual Achuil.

The new airline is operated by SKA South Africa.

(ST)

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  • 4 August 2014 09:18, by Frak Cho

    If you construct the roads, you have done the most and great achievement. The 600 SSP is more than the normal salaries the civil workers are getting! You brag but groan with my fellow citizens facing starvation in start government is watching!
    Roads in South Sudan are legend of history!!

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    • 4 August 2014 10:03, by Mayom County Boy

      it is a great shame to all south Sudanese people in general
      because they are running after money
      mostly high authority of Republic of south sudan .

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    • 4 August 2014 13:26, by Ayom Ayom

      I think Wau Airport meet most of the airport international standards with the capacity to accommodate all types of commercial planes. Government should quickly finalize the process for Dubai Air cargo for a direct flight from World International Market(United Arabic Emirate in Dubai) to Wau in South Sudan, local traders can easily access all types of goods

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  • 4 August 2014 17:33, by adamu

    Your exl.. governor, i love your commentary regarding the relocation of national capital from Equatoria to Wau. Please urge Kiir and his ethnicity as a whole to speed the process, so that civilized Equats are left alone to develop their cities on their own. Thank you again for the of fretit or blanda.

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  • 4 August 2014 17:34, by adamu

    Your exl.. governor, i love your commentary regarding the relocation of national capital from Equatoria to Wau. Please urge Kiir and his ethnicity as a whole to speed the process, so that civilized Equats are left alone to develop their cities on their own. Thank you again for the fretit or blanda.

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  • 5 August 2014 05:14, by Augustino

    Waau, what a good news for Wau Achol Majok? His execellency president and his execellency governor, congratulation for the good work you plan for the people of Bahr el Ghazel, I will book my connection to Wau from Juba or Entebe Uganda while still in Australia this year when I will be going home for the construction of Totnyith Red Star Primary School. Wau oyeee. Leave the mad community alone .

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    • 5 August 2014 08:06, by Gangura

      Relocating Juba city to Wau is just increasing the insecurity of Wau from 70% to 100%

      Stop Governor Raziki is braging as if he was the one who proposed the relocation we alll understand Kirr and Raziki wil not come again to power.

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