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Formed and started operations in 1997. Formerly Sarit Airlines. Domestic, regional, & international, charter VIP and cargo charter flights.
Abdul Moneim Mohamed Street
Arkaweet Block 65, Building 39
P O Box 6899
Takamul, Khartoum, Sudan
SUDAN (THE REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1956, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 2,505,813 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 28.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS KHARTOUM, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea.
Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 30 00 E.
Map references: Africa.
Area: 2,505,810 sq km.
Area comparative: Slightly more than one-quarter the size of the USA.
Land boundaries: 7,687 km.
Border Countries: Central African Republic 1,165 km, Chad 1,360 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 628 km, Egypt 1,273 km, Eritrea 605 km, Ethiopia 1,606 km, Kenya 232 km, Libya 383 km, Uganda 435 km
Coastline: 853 km.
Climate: Tropical in South; Arid desert in North; Rainy season (April to October).
Terrain: Generally flat, Featureless plain; Mountains in East and West.
Elevation extremes: Lowest point - Red Sea 0 m. Highest point: Kinyeti 3,187 m.
Natural resources: Petroleum; Small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold.
Irrigated land: 19,460 sq km (1993 est.).
Natural hazards: Dust storms.
Geography Note: Largest country in Africa; Dominated by the Nile and its tributaries.
0-14 years: 45% (male 7,941,909; female 7,614,225).
15-64 years: 53% (male 9,094,712; female 9,061,194).
65 years and over: 2% (male 423,389; female 340,261).
Population Growth Rate: 2.71%.
Birth Rate: 39.34 births/1,000 population.
Death Rate: 10.6 deaths/1,000 population.
Net Migration Rate: -1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population.
At Birth: 1.05 male(s)/female.
Under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female.
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female.
65 years and over: 1.24 male(s)/female.
Total population: 1.03 male(s)/female.
Infant Mortality Rate: 70.94 deaths/1,000 live births.
Life expectancy at birth:
Total Population: 56.4 years.
Male: 55.41 years.
Female: 57.44 years.
Total Fertility Rate: 5.58 children born/woman.
Noun: Sudanese (singular and plural).
Ethnic groups: Black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, Foreigners 2%, Other 1%
Religions: Sunni Muslim 70%, Indigenous Beliefs 25%, Christian 5%.
Languages: Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English.
Conventional Long Form: Republic of the Sudan.
Conventional Short Form: Sudan.
Local Long Form: Jumhuriyat as-Sudan.
Local Short Form: As-Sudan.
Former: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
Government Type: Transitional.
Administrative Divisions: 26 States.
Independence: 1 January 1956.
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 January.
Legal System: Based on English Common Law and Islamic Law.
Three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and black with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist side.
November 2012: Badr Airlines (BDR) operates charter cargo services, primarily in support of humanitarian aid activities by (NGO)s, including (WFP), (UNICEF), (MSF), (FAO) and (IRC). Also offers ad-hoc and (VIP) charter flights.
Employees = 120.
(IATA) Code: J4. (ICAO) Code: BDR - (Callsign - BADR AIR).
Main Base: Khartoum airport (KRT).
December 2012: Badr Airlines (BDR) has taken delivery of 737-500 (27354, 4L-AJB) on wet-lease from Vista Georgia ((IATA) Code: AJD, based at Tbilisi Lochini airport (TBS)) (AJD). The Sudanese carrier (BDR) had so far mainly operated cargo services with a fleet two Il-76s, one An-74 and two An-26s.
August 2015: Badr Airlines ((IATA) Code: J4, based at Khartoum) (BDR) has wet-leased a 737-500 (28475, EK-73775 from Armenian wet-lease (ACMI)/charter specialist Taron Avia ((ICAO) Code: TRV, based at Erebuni) "Skyliner Aviation" has reported. The airplane was ferried from Amman Queen Alia to Khartoum on August 12.
The Sudanese carrier's passenger fleet consists of one 737-300 and two 737-500s, all leased from Gambia-based Mid Africa Aviation (MFG, Banjul), used on flights to El Fasher, Geneina, Nyala, and Port Sudan locally and to Cairo International, Jeddah, and Juba regionally.
It also operates Il-76TDs, An-26Bs, An-72/-74s, and various helicopters on cargo and VIP charter flights.
(BDR) currently operates 4 airplanes, and serves 3 countries, to 7 destinations, 7 routes and 9 daily flights.