Flights with Americans barred from landing in Kabul

Flights with Americans barred from landing in Kabul

Flights with Americans barred from landing in Kabul

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday denied U.S. landing rights for a charter plane carrying more than 100 Americans and U.S. green card holders evacuated from Afghanistan, organizers of the flight said.

A senior State Department official said the United States was aware of about 100 American citizens and legal permanent residents ready to leave Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority under the new Taliban regime has written to India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seeking resumption of flights operated by its airlines Kam Air and Ariana Afghan Airline to and from Delhi.

The Afghanistan airspace was declared ‘uncontrolled’ and was effectively closed for civilian flights on August 16 following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Since then, the Taliban government, with the help of Qatar, has managed to resume several airports in the country, including at Kabul.