Feeder Airlines

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Feeder Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
FDD
Founded 2007
Ceased operations 2013
Hubs Juba Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 6
Company slogan The Pride of South Sudan
Headquarters Juba, South Sudan
Key people Nichola Ali Khamis
Managing Director[1]
Website Archive of original website

Feeder Airlines was an airline based in Juba, South Sudan. It started operations on 2 June 2007 operating scheduled and charter services from Juba International Airport. The airline offered international flights to countries neighboring South Sudan, including Sudan and Uganda. After one of the aircraft operated by Feeder Airlines was written off after a runway excursion, the other aircraft used in Feeder Airlines was used to rename and make the brand new separate airline of South Supreme Airlines.[2] One aircraft previously operated by Feeder Airlines is currently stored and another is not in use after damaging the aircraft in a 2012 accident.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Feeder Airlines used to serve international flights within three African countries (South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda). In South Sudan, the company served the cities of Juba (landing at Juba International Airport, the airline hub), Malakal (landing at Malakal Airport), Rumbek (landing at Rumbek Airport), and Wau (landing at Wau Airport). Outside of South Sudan, the airline served the cities of Khartoum, Sudan (landing at Khartoum International Airport) and Entebbe, Uganda (landing at Entebbe International Airport).[4][5]

Fleet[edit]

On 26 March 2012, three days before a runway excursion would cause an aircraft to be written off, the Feeder Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft with an average age of 21.4 years:[6]

Feeder Airlines fleet
Aircraft Number Passengers Status Registrations
Fokker 50
2
50
1 Stored
ST-NEW
ST-NEX
Total 2

Accidents and incidents[edit]

As of when the airline was no longer operational, Feeder Airlines has been involved in only one accident, which involved a runway excursion on 29 March 2012 at Wau Airport. No fatalities were reported, although five people received injuries (one flight attendant broke her leg during the evacuation process, and 4 other people received minor injuries). Although the airline hasn't been involved in any other accident, an accident involving the recently created South Supreme Airlines involved the other Fokker 50 (registration ST-NEW) which was previously operated by Feeder Airlines. [7][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "peration urged to solve regional airlines’ challenges", Saturday Monitor, 21 November 2011
  2. ^ "South Sudan's South Supreme Airlines ceases operations". ch-aviation. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Accident: South Supreme F50 at Aweil on Jan 7th 2014, runway excursion", The Aviation Herald, 12 January 2014
  4. ^ a b "Feeder Airlines makes Inaugural Flight to Uganda; to fly Europe and Middle East", bignews.biz, 3 April 2010
  5. ^ Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Planespotters.net: "Feeder Airlines Fleet Details and History"
  7. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Feeder F50 at Wau on Mar 29th 2012, runway excursion". The Aviation Hearld. The Aviation Hearld. Retrieved 16 November 2016.