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Fuel shortage postpones flights to Nimroz

Fuel shortage postpones flights to Nimroz

Apr 14, 2011 - 18:52

ZARANJ (PANinfo-icon): A private airliner, Kam Air, has cancelled flights to southwestern Nimroz province due to a fuel shortage problem in neighbouring Herat province, an official said on Thursday.

The last flight took place in the province a month ago, Amanullah, an official at the Nimroz Agricultureinfo-icon Department, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He accused Kam Air of being "disorganised".

Residents of the remote province come to Herat for medical treatment and trade either by air or by land through the Dilaram-Zaranj highway, an insecure road plagued by bandits.

Khushal, a Kam Air ticket seller in Zaranj said: "Fuel for the aircraft are not available in Herat, I can't say when the flights will resume."

Hidayatullah Yaqubi, head of Nimroz Airport, said not a single flight had taken place over the past 20 days.  

However, an official of the company in Kabulinfo-icon, Khudaidad Fadodi, said their last flight took place a week back. He also confirmed the fuel problem in Herat and was unaware the situation would be addressed.



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