2.2 Sudan Aviation

Sudan UNHAS Air Connections

Key airport information may also be found at:

Civil Aviation 

Airports in Sudan are grouped into three categories and the criterion applied is as follows:

a) Primary/Major International Aerodromes - The aerodrome of entry and departure for International air traffic, where all formalities concerning customs, immigration, health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedures are carried out and where traffic services are available on a regular basis. Khartoum International Airport is the primary air gateway to the Republic of Sudan, situated in Khartoum.

b) Secondary/Other International Aerodromes – Aerodromes available for the entry of International air traffic, where the formalities concerning customs, immigration, health and similar procedures and air traffic services are made available, on a restricted basis, to flights with prior approval only.

c) National Aerodrome – Aerodromes available only for domestic air traffic, including those Military aerodromes where civil air traffic is permitted under certain conditions.

For more information on government agency and airport company contact information, please see the following links:

4.1 Sudan Government Contact List

4.5 Sudan Airport Companies Contacts List

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft 

In the Republic of Sudan, the following requirements need to be applied, presented and approved before the preposition of a foreign registered aircraft.

The application to position and operate an aircraft in Sudan is submitted through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who in turn pass on to the Civil Aviation Authority.The application of airworthiness defines the condition of an aircraft and supplies the basis for judgment of the suitability for flight of the particular aircraft.The aircraft should not be more than 20 years old. 

An aircraft that is positioned to operate in Sudan must have Valid Airworthy and related certificates, maintenance records. CAA will inspect the aircraft and all documentation, once satisfied the aircraft will be passed to operate within Sudan.

  • Conforms to the Type Design approved under a Type Certificate, and any applicable Supplement Type Certificate, and to applicable Airworthiness Directives.
  • The aircraft has been inspected with the appropriate airworthiness requirements.
  • The CAA of the Republic of Sudan confirms that the aircraft type, design and is in condition for safe operation within Sudan.

Regular intermediary inspections are made by CAA, this includes regular maintenance and services and the 6 monthly airworthy inspections.

The flight creware interviewed, and certifications are checked by CAA, before an aircraft is authorised to operate within the Republic of Sudan.

Flight crew requires visas to enter and operate in Sudan, process that usually takes around two weeks. 


The United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) is a humanitarian air service, established and managed by WFP.

UNHAS in Sudan relies on a fleet of six aircrafts (2 contracted and 1 ad hoc fixed wing aircraft and 3 helicopters) based in Khartoum, El Obeid, El Fasher and Geneina. UNHAS provides services to over 100 user entities comprising NGOs, UN agencies, donors, the diplomatic community and humanitarian implementing partners. On average, UNHAS transports 3,350 passengers and 15 MTs of cargo per month to over 40 locations.The majority of UNHAS flights serves Darfur and connections from Khartoum and the three Darfur state capitals. To support the refugee and IDP activities in Central and Eastern States of Sudan, UNHAS updated its weekly schedule in December 2018 to accommodate users flying to South and West Kordofan and Blue Nile States. UNHAS also supports light cargo air services as well as timely medical and security evacuations on behalf of the whole humanitarian community in Sudan.

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