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Formed and started operations in 2009. Domestic, regional, and international, charter and wet-lease (ACMI), jet airplane services.
P O Box 10217
Al Amarat Street 17
Al Amarat, Sudan
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.
April 2009: 737-2T4 (23273, ST-SDB - - SEE PHOTO - - "SNZ-737-2T4-2009-04"), wet-leased to Marsland Aviation, Khartoum. 767-204ER (24757, JY-JAG - - SEE PHOTO - - "SNZ-767-204ER-2009-04"), Jordan Aviation (JOR) wet-leased.
May 2009: 737-4Q8 (25374, TC-TJC), returned to Corendon (CDN) after winter lease.
September 2009: 737-4Q8 (25374, TC-TJC - - SEE PHOTO - - "SNZ-737-4Q8 2009-11"), leased from Corendon (CDN) (again).
February 2012: Sun Air (SNZ) is a privately owned airline operating schedu8led domestic services linking Khartoum with Elfashir, Elginanh, Juba, Malakal, Nyala, and Port Sudan. International services are flown to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Addis Ababa, Damascus, Entebbe, Kuwait, and Sharjah. Charter flights are also offered.
(IATA) Code: S6. (ICAO) Code: SNR - (Callsign - SUN GROUP).
Main Base: Khartoum Civil Airport (KRT).
March 2012: Vista Georgia (AJD) has wet-leased one of its two 737-300s to Sun Air (SNZ) in Sudan.
February 2013: Sun Air (SNZ) has replaced 737-400 (27826, JY-JAQ) on wet-lease from Jordan Aviation (JOR) by a larger A320-200 (2061, JY-JAT) earlier this month. (SNZ) also operates two 737-200s alongside the A320-200.
June 2015: Sun Air (SNZ) is leasing an Egyptian (EGP) Tu-204.
NOTE: SUN AIR (SNZ) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.