Jubba Airways

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Jubba Airways
الخطوط الجوية جوبا
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedMay 1998
HubsAden Adde International Airport, Hargeisa Egal International Airport
Secondary hubsDjibouti-Ambouli International Airport
Focus citiesBosaso, Galkayo, Dubai, Jeddah
Fleet size3
Company sloganWe make it easy for you
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya

Jubba Airways is a Somali airline.[1] Previously headquartered at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia,[1] it is now based in Nairobi, Kenya, with additional branches in various other global areas.[2] It operates domestic passenger and cargo flights within Somalia, as well as to destinations in the Middle East.[1]


The carrier was founded in 1998 by one Calgary-based Somali entrepreneur, Said Nur Qailie .[3]

On May 1998, a month after the company had been established, the airline embarked on its first voyage. This represented the first direct flight from Sharjah to Mogadishu since the state-owned Somali Airlines discontinued operations in 1991.[4]


An Airbus A321 leased to Jubba Airways at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.

As of 2009, Jubba Airways is registered in Nairobi, Kenya. It also has branches in Somalia, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Uganda.[4]

The airline largely fills the niche vacated by the defunct Somali Airlines, and operates domestic passenger and cargo services.[1] It serves destinations in Somalia including Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Bosaso and Galkayo. Flights to Djibouti, the UAE (Dubai), and for Hajj pilgrims to Jeddah are also important routes for the airline. In addition, the airline offers cargo flights.[4]

Jubba Airways maintains its own aircraft, serviced by engineers that are a part of a team of 300 trained employees.[4]

The carrier plans to lease more planes and open new branches so as to offer more destinations to its growing number of passengers.[4]

In February 2015, Jubba Airways officially merged with Daallo Airlines to form the African Airways Alliance.[5]

In December 2018, Jubba Airways was serving the following scheduled destinations:[6]

Country City Airport
Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Somalia Adado Adado International Airport
Somalia Bosaso Bosaso Airport
Somalia Galkayo Abdullahi Yusuf Airport
Somalia Garowe Garowe Airport
Somalia Guriel Guriel Airport
Somalia Hargeisa Hargeisa Airport
Somalia Kismayo Kismayo Airport
Somalia Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport


Current Fleet[edit]

The Jubba Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[7]

Jubba Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Average age
Fokker 50 2 0 50 28.3 Years
Total 3 0

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Date Location Aircraft Tail number Aircraft damage Fatalities Description Refs
28 April 2012 Hargeisa Antonov An-24 3X-GEB W/O 0 On a flight from Hargeisa International Airport in Hargeisa to Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport in Galkayo, an Antonov An-24 blew both right gear main tires, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. The plane's wing separated from the body. No injuries were reported, although the aircraft was substantially damaged. [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Centre For Aviation". Jubba Airways. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Company Profile." Jubba Airways. Retrieved on 22 January 2014. "Headquarters The 30th Street, P.O.Box 6200, Mogadishu – Somalia"
  3. ^ "The Top Ten Businessmen in Mogadishu". The Indian Ocean Newsletter. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jubba Airways - Company Profile". Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Regional airlines merge as Somali airspace draws competition". Goobjoog. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Jubba airways". Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 18.
  8. ^ a b "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 19.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 19.
  10. ^ "Accident: Jubba AN24 at Galkayo on Apr 28th 2012, burst tires, veered off runway and broke up". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 20 April 2012.

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