Flights resume at Uruzgan airport after 33 years
Wed Jul 04, 11:49 am
The flights of passenger planes re-started after thirty three years at Tarinkot City, the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province.
An Airbus 320-200 of Kam Air Airlines with more than 120 passenger capacity flew to Tarinkot City.
The citizens and some MPs expressed their gladness over the resumption of flights, saying that it demonstrated an improvement in provincial security.
The runway of Tarinkot airport was built with the cooperation of Holland, Germany and the US. Construction work for a modern terminal is now in progress, said the officials of the ministry of transportation and civil aviation.
24 airports of different provinces will be under construction this year, the ministry announced, adding the construction works of the runways for Faryab and Badakhshan Airports will be completed in near future.
Deputy Minister Hamid Zahir said the Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation is taking full responsibility for providing new airports and for providing professional skill training to many of the employees of this sector.
However, because of strict European inspection standards for all aircraft entering European airspace, he says still the problems of direct flights from Afghanistan to Europe have not been resolved.
Currently, the Afghan planes can’t fly directly to the European Airports.