Afghanistan's civil aviation authority announced Saturday that Kabul airport is completely operational for international flights and technical issues have been resolved in recent days.
According to officials, domestic flights have started at the airport and the facility is ready for international flights to resume normal activity.
The airport received some flights from Qatar, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirate in recent days.
The spokesperson for Afghanistan's civil aviation authority, Mohammad Naeem Salehi, said the department has written to neighboring countries and the international community asking them to resume flights at the airport.
“Technically, there is no problem ahead of international flights. We are looking to find answers from neighboring countries about whether they will start flights to Kabul airport or not. Currently, domestic flights are continuing,” Salehi said.
In the meantime, dozens of Afghans who obtained Iran and Pakistan visas, complained that ticket prices have severely climbed recently in Kabul.
“People own passports and visas. But tickets are not available. If they are available, the price is very high," a resident said.
Owners of some tourism companies in the capital confirmed that prices for air travel have increased in Kabul.
“Prices for international flights have increased. The price of Pakistan tickets were $150 to 200 and now they have climbed to $1,200 dollars," said Masoud Bina, head of the Afghanistan tourism companies union.
The civil aviation authority added that the airport has had over ten international flights carrying mostly aid to Afghanistan from Qatar, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.