Yemen: first commercial flight takes off in six years

(ANSA) – SANAA, MAY 16 – The first commercial flight in almost six years now took off from the rebel-controlled capital of Yemen: AFP journalists reported it on the spot. Sanaa Airport was closed to commercial traffic since August 2016.

On April 1, the UN announced a two-month truce in Yemen and the start of meetings between the warring parties, who agreed to stop all offensive military operations by air, land and sea within the country and beyond. its borders.

The Yemenia Airways plane, carrying 126 passengers, including patients in need of treatment abroad and their relatives, took off shortly after 9:00 local time (8:00 in Italy) from Sanaa to the capital of Jordan, Amman. The first commercial flight was supposed to leave on April 24th, but had been postponed to a date to be determined. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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