Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority has written to the DGCA India to resume flights to Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority has written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to resume flights operations to Afghanistan by its airline Kam Air and Ariana Afghan Airline to and from Delhi. Afghanistan’s Acting Minister for Civil Aviation and Transport Alhaj Hamidullah Akhundzada under Taliban rule wrote the letter dated September 7, 2021, to DGCA Chief Arun Kumar. “The Civil Aviation Ministry will take a call on the matter as this was a policy issue,” said DGCA Chief Kumar.
On August 15, 2021, the Taliban captured Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. The US pulled its troops on August 31, 2021, from war-torn Afghanistan. The North-Atlantic Treaty Organization have also pulled their military forces out of the country. “The intention of this letter is to keep the smooth passenger movement between two countries based on the signed MoU and our national carriers (Ariana Afghan Airline and Kam Air),” stated the letter by Afghanistan’s Acting Minister for Civil Aviation and Transport Alhaj Hamidullah Akhundzada under the Taliban rule.
“As the problems at Kabul International Airport have been resolved and the airport is fully operational for domestic and international flights, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) assures all airlines of its full cooperation,” Akhundzada said further in the letter.