Sudanese carrier Badr Airlines has announced plans to fly between Khartoum and London Gatwick from later this month.
The route will launch on February 24, with a twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) service.
The airline confirmed the plans on its official Facebook page, somewhat amusingly referring to London as “the capital of fog”.
Note that Badr’s website says that flights will route via Istanbul on the Khartoum-Gatwick leg, “for security check as required by UK authority”, while the return flight will either be nonstop or route via Cairo “for technical refuelling”.
According to Wikipedia Badr currently operates a fleet of 11 B737 aircraft, and the booking page on its website confirms that the route will be served by a B737-800.
There are currently no direct flights between the Sudanese and UK capitals – simpleflying.com lists the last to do so as Bmi, with the route ending in 2012 following IAG’s acquisition of the carrier.