Taliban urge international airlines to resume Afghan flights

KABUL (HRNW) – The Taliban urged international airlines Sunday to resume flights to Kabul, saying all technical issues at the country s main airport have been resolved.

Facilities at Kabul airport were badly damaged in the chaotic evacuation of more than 120,000 people that ended August 30 with the withdrawal of the last US troops.

Since then only charter flights have been operating, although Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Iran s Mahan Air and Afghanistan s Kam Air have run a limited number of special flights.

The international community is keen to hold the Taliban to their word that they will allow anyone to leave the country once commercial flights resume.

At present airlines such as PIA and Kam Air are charging more than $1,200 for a one-way, 40-minute flight from Kabul to Islamabad.

Even at that price — the result of war insurance, according to the airlines — the irregular flights are heavily oversubscribed.

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