Efforts on to resolve technical issues and resume international flights in Kabul airporttext_fields
Kabul: Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport will soon be ready for international flights as efforts are underway to resolve technical issues, airport director Abdul Hadi Hamadani said.
Hamadani told Xinhua news agency on Monday that domestic and cargo flights carrying aid items are operating and authorities are working to solve a number of technical problems for the resumption of all commercial international flights.
He made the remarks after local media reported earlier in the day that the airport has launched international flights.
The Kabul airport were damaged with its many facilities destroyed during the withdrawal of the last US-led forces and evacuation flights in late August, according to Hamadani.
He also confirmed that the airport has received planes carrying humanitarian assistance from Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, adding that similar flights from Russia and Turkey are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Meanwhile, a TOLO News report on Monday said that the airport's security employees, including female staffers, have returned to their jobs. According to the employees, operations at the airport are returning to normal and they resumed work after the Taliban asked them to do so.
Afghans trying to travel abroad have been facing difficulties as no plane tickets are available due to the suspension of international flights since the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15.