Ariana Afghan Airlines will be the first Afghan airline to resume domestic flights. The company has announced this.
“We have been given the green light from the Taliban and aviation authorities, and we plan to resume flights today (Friday),” said Tamim Ahmadi, an airline executive.
According to the Ariana Afghan Airlines website, there will be a flight from Kabul to Kandahar on Friday.
Ariana Afghan Airlines is the country’s oldest airline. The company has a small fleet of often obsolete aircraft. The airline’s flights are not allowed in the US and the European Union.
Civil aviation in Afghanistan was almost completely shut down after the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul on August 15. About ten days ago, the Afghan aviation authorities shut down all non-military flights to or from Kabul.