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Afghanistan announces: "Kabul airport operational for international flights"

Taleban urge carriers to return to the airport guaranteeing "full cooperation"

A note released in these hours and signed by Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Iea, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan), informs that the Kabul airport has returned to its full operation, urging therefore all carriers to resume the service at the airport.

As is known during the withdrawal by the American-led Western forces which ended on August 31, the airport suffered severe structural damage and several areas were destroyed. The suspension of international connections has left many Afghans stranded abroad, the note continues, while preventing them from leaving the country for work or study reasons. But now, "As the problems at the airport have been resolved and the airport is fully operational for domestic and international flights, Iea assures all airlines its full cooperation and expects all carriers and countries that had previously flew to Kabul, they resume their flights as before", Balkhi writes it.

We remind you that in reality the structure has never really been closed to flight operations, in the meantime hosting landings and take-offs of humanitarian flights from Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, as well as several commercial flights in recent weeks. from Pakistan, Iran and Qatar. Obviously, however, that normal line activity was still far from resuming. Now that the structure has been restored thanks also to the contribution of technicians sent from Turkey and Qatar, the invitation from the new government comes to return, also to give new impetus to the disastrous internal economy of the country.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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