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Taliban urge DGCA to resume Afghan flights

Air to air: Workers load the first plane after the Afghanistan-India air corridor between Kabul and Delhi was inaugurated on June 19,2017. AP  

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has written to India’s DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), requesting the resumption of commercial flights between the two countries, according to a senior government official.

The letter from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was addressed to DGCA Director General on September 7, 2021.

“The intention of this letter is to keep the smooth passenger movements between two countries based on the signed MoU and our national carriers (Ariana Afghan Airline and Kam Air) aimed to commence their scheduled flights (sic). Therefore, Afghanisation Civil Aviation Authority requests you to facilitate their commercial flights,” Aljah Hameedullah Akhunzada, Acting Minister, Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority, said in the letter.

The Indian official, on the condition of anonymity, said, “The matter is being reviewed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation”. he letter followed the resumption of operations at the Kabul airport on September 4 with the help of a technical team from Qatar. It was closed due to the damage to its infrastructure following a frenzied evacuation.


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