Somalia protests violation of airspace by Kenya as ownership of plane revealed

The plane that landed in Kismayu from Nairobi Saturday carrying politicians to attend Ahmed Madobe’s inauguration is owned by Jubba Airways, AwdinleAOnline has learnt.

The identity of the aircraft came amid a protest by Somalia to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) over ‘violation of airspace’ by Kenya.

The aircraft, a Folker 50 bears the Air Operator License (AOC) of Jubba Airways and its registration number is 5YJXY. Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) wrote to ICAO complaining against violation of airspace by Kenya after the aircraft was cleared to fly directly to Kismayu instead of passing by Mogadishu.

SCAA last month directed all flights heading to Kismayu to stop over at Mogadishu before proceeding to their final destination.