Jubba Airways

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Jubba Airways
الخطوط الجوية جوبا
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded May 1998
Hubs Aden Adde International Airport, Hargeisa Egal International Airport
Secondary hubs Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport
Focus cities Bosaso, Galkayo, Dubai, Jeddah
Fleet size 4
Destinations 9
Company slogan We make it easy for you
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people Abdullahi Warsame[1]
Website www.jubbaairways.com

Jubba Airways is a Somali airline.[2] Previously headquartered at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia,[2] it is now based in Nairobi, Kenya, with additional branches in various other global areas.[3] It operates domestic passenger and cargo flights within Somalia, as well as to destinations in the Middle East.[2]


The carrier was founded in 1998 by two Calgary-based Somali entrepreneurs, Said Nur Qailie and Abdi Hashi Dalel.[4]

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.[5]


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.[5]

The airline largely fills the niche vacated by the defunct Somali Airlines, and operates domestic passenger and cargo services.[2] 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.[5]

Jubba Airways maintains its own aircraft, serviced by engineers that are a part of a team of 300 trained employees.[5]

The carrier plans to lease more planes and open new branches so as to offer more destinations to its growing number of passengers.[5]

In February 2015, Jubba Airways officially merged with Daallo Airlines to form the African Airways Alliance.[6]


In April 2016, Jubba Airways was serving the following scheduled destinations:[7]

Country City Airport
Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport
Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Somalia Bosaso Bender Qasim International Airport
Somalia Adado Adado Airport
Somalia Beledweyne Beledweyne Airport
Somalia Galkayo Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport
Somalia Guriel Guriel Airport
Somalia Hargeisa Hargeisa International Airport
Somalia Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport


The Jubba Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[8]

Jubba Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2
Boeing 737-400 1 188
Fokker 50 1
Total 4 0

The airline previously operated:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Date Location Aircraft Tail number Aircraft damage Fatalities Description Refs
28 April 2012 SomaliaHargeisa 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. [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jubba Airways - Message from MD". Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Centre For Aviation". Jubba Airways. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Company Profile." Jubba Airways. Retrieved on 22 January 2014. "Headquarters The 30th Street, P.O.Box 6200, Mogadishu – Somalia"
  4. ^ "The Top Ten Businessmen in Mogadishu". The Indian Ocean Newsletter. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Jubba Airways - Company Profile". Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Regional airlines merge as Somali airspace draws competition". Goobjoog. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jubba airways". Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 19. 
  9. ^ "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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