South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority (SSCAA) was established in 2006 after the CPA Agreement during Unity Government as the directorate of Air Transport under Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, later after independent of South Sudan in 2011, SSCAA was officially formed and recognized by ICAO has its 193rd Member and key aviation player in accordance with the requirements and developments in the Aviation sector locally, regionally and globally.
The Republic of South Sudan has great and real potential to grow its Aviation industry to become a major regional player. The economy of the country will directly benefit from such growth. This observation is supported by three basic and simple factors:
- The size of the country is massive, approximately the size of Kenya and Uganda combined.
- Lack of proper road network makes air transport the most viable means of moving people and goods within most areas of the country.
- The country’s strategic position in the continent ensures that a large volume of traffic passes through its airspace, especially those flying between:
- East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius to Central and Western Europe
- Southern and Central Africa to Eastern Europe, Russia and parts of the Middle East
- Middle East, Greater Asia and the Horn of Africa to West and Central Africa.
South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority in conjunction with the Government of South Sudan officially opened the new terminal at Juba International Airport (JIA) on 29 October-2018. The terminal will be used for arriving and departing international flights in and out of South Sudan’s capital.
The New Terminal includes the followings:
• Working computers and modern rest rooms.
• The international standard VIP lounge, a business class lounge, and an economy class lounge.
- Completed JIA 90% 90%
- Completed states Airports 30% 30%
- Safety & Security Equipment 75% 75%
- Control Tower Equipment 20% 20%
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