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Foreign flights to resume in 10 days, says ACAA

Foreign flights to resume in 10 days, says ACAA

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Jun 17, 2020 - 15:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Wednesday announced approval of two procedures for the management of operations at the country’s airports by the cabinet and resumption of domestic and international flights during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Flights would resume within 10 days, a statement from the authority said, adding: “ACAA has managed airline flights based on International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules.”

The first procedure is for the resumption of flights and methods of activities of airlines and the second includes airport activities. The procedures were approved by the cabinet on Tuesday.

The civil aviation sector has made the required preparations for the resumption of domestic and international flights based on the procedure, the statement added.

“The requisite measures have been taken at the country’s airports and some of preparations are still under work, which would be implemented soon and flights resumed,” the ACAA said.

Many foreign companies in different countries have also announced their readiness to resume flights, but some firms delayed their operations.

Major airlines, including the Turkish Airline and the Emirates, said they would resume flights from June 24 and 25 respectively, the statement recalled.

Airlines in Central Asian countries have announced resuming flights from the beginning of July, the ACAA press release continued.

Domestic airlines would immediately start their flights after foreign firms resumed their operations, it said.

The required healthinfo-icon measures have been put in place at all airports of the country and flights would restart under special conditions following IATA and ICAO guidelines.

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