Taliban Asking International Airlines To Resume Service To Kabul International Airport

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Afghanistan's new government, the Taliban, are asking international airlines to resume commercial service into Kabul International Airport. Except for very limited flights from Pakistan International Airlines and a few charter airlines here and there, most service to Kabul International Airport ended as the Taliban reached Kabul and took control of the government.

The airport was damaged during the evacuations by ISIS militants who launched suicide bombings and rocket attacks during the evacuation by Western countries. Since then Qatar and turkey have sent technical specialist to repair and get the airport working again. Kabul airport is now open but is a ghost town compared to the number of operations it had previous to the fall of the Afghan government.

Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said of the suspension of international flight left many Afghans stranded abroad and unable to return home as well as leaving many Afghanistan residents unable to depart Afghanistan. "As problems at the Kabul international airport have been resolved and the airport is fully operational for domestic and international flights, the IEA assures all airlines of its full cooperation," said Balkhi. IEA stands for Islamic emirate of Afghanistan.