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Lufthansa May Help Sudan Relaunch Its National Carrier

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Ailing national carrier Sudan Airways is reportedly in talks with Lufthansa Consulting to revive the airline’s fortunes. Stumped by EU flight bans and US sanctions, the airline has fallen a long way from where it once was. But with the assistance of one of the industry’s leading restructuring consultancies onboard, could the tables be turning for Sudan Airways?

Lufthansa’s consulting arm is reportedly in talks with the government of Sudan over the restructuring of the country’s ailing air carrier. Sudan Airways, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, has suffered from a combination of sanctions from the US and bans from flying into Europe, and is a shadow of its former self.

Since the lifting of sanctions in 2017, there have been rumors of a revival for the Sudanese carrier. Now, it seems the airline could be helped by one of the industry’s most accomplished consulting firms, Lufthansa Consulting.
The nature of the help has not been revealed, but could go as far as a joint venture partnership. According to an interview reported by Bloomberg, with Finance Minister Gibril Ibrahim.

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