The Minister of Transport in Sana’a government, Abdelwahab Al-Durra, said the first commercial flight from Sana’a International Airport, since the start of the UN-brokered humanitarian truce, will take off tomorrow, Monday, to Jordan via Yemenia airlines.
The Minister of Transport indicated in an expanded meeting held on Sunday at Sana’a Airport that the second flight, Sana’a – Cairo – Sana’a, would be in the near future.
Al-Durra said that there is no UN objection or decision prevents the continuation of commercial flights from Sana’a airport on a permanent basis without linking them to the humanitarian truce, especially since the United Nations inspects and monitors flights.
He confirmed the keenness to facilitate all procedures for passengers and provide the best navigational services with high technical and professional efficiency.
At the meeting, the Minister of Transport praised the efforts of the cadres working at Sana’a Airport, who worked with high professionalism and impartiality in providing their services.
Spokesperson for the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology Mazen Ghanem confirmed on Sunday that Yemenia Airlines obtained the permit to operate the first commercial flight from Sana’a Airport to Amman on Monday and return to Sana’a on the same day.
In a statement to Saba, Ghanem indicated that tomorrow the arrival of the first commercial flight to Sana’a airport will be confirmed during a press conference.
He called on the United Nations to abide by the terms of the armistice and to operate the 16 agreed-upon flights during the remainder of the armistice to alleviate the suffering of the citizens.