The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Foreign airlines using Afghanistan airspace increased

KABUL: The country’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) has said that the number of flights passing through Afghanistan’s airspace has increased compared to the past six months. Imamuddin Ahmadi, spokesman of the ministry, told media that more planes are now using Afghan airspace following
the signing of the ground service agreement and two other contracts with the UAE’s GAAC Company. According to the Ahmadi, transit flights have now ranged between 80 and 100 (every 24 hours), and while these flights are currently normal, we are working to increase growth and will enhance the equipment and offer more services for civil flights in order to improve.
The spokesman added that the number of flights in Afghanistan’s skies six months ago have been between fifty to seventy each 24 hour.
Also, the Ministry of Economy said that the use of Afghan airspace by aircraft has an impact on the expansion of the economy and that the air transit industry has to be given more attention.
“We can increase our air transit and develop Afghanistan as a strategic air transit corridor,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy to the Ministry of Economy.
Before the fall of the previous government, 350 to 400 aircrafts passed over the country’s airspace every 24 hours, earning Afghanistan $700 for each one.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.