Flydubai has cancelled flights to Sudan “due to the current situation in the country, a spokesperson of the respective airline informed.

“Due to the current situation in Sudan, flydubai flights between Dubai and Khartoum Airport (KRT) have been cancelled from April 15 until April 17,” a flydubai spokesperson told Khaleej Times on Saturday.

“We will continue to closely monitor the situation. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers’ travel schedules.”

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said they had taken control of the presidential palace, the residence of the army chief, and Khartoum international airport on Saturday as clashes erupted with the army in an escalating power struggle.

In a statement, the RSF also said they had taken over the airports in the northern city of Merowe and El-Obeid in the west.

Gunfire could be heard in several parts of Khartoum and eyewitnesses reported shooting in adjoining cities.