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Domestic flights resume at Kabul airport with help from Qatar, Turkey

The Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan has resumed normal operations for domestic flights since the beginning of early September with support of technical teams from Qatar and Turkey.

The airport was rendered dysfunctional when the United States and allied forces left Afghanistan last month but was able to resume domestic flights within five days after the final evacuation while the state-owned Aryana Afghan Airlines was the first to restart operations since the US withdrawal.

The Taliban did not reportedly have the technical expertise to run the airport so Afghan technicians and staff, alongside experts from Qatar and Turkey, are currently operating the facility.

"All the civil aviation authorities plus local specialist workers have started working day and night in very hard work. For technical issues, you know in the picture the Qatar's team came from Qatar in order to assist us and they started from the communication systems to recover tower control communication with the aircraft," said Ghulam Jailani Wafa, general director of the Flight Safety Standards at Afghan Civil Aviation Authority.

(Source: Reuters) 


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