The acting Minister of Transportation and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), Hamidullah Akhundzada, said that around 70 percent of the technical equipment at Kabul airport was destroyed during the withdrawal of the US and NATO troops, but the Islamic Emirate has repaired it in cooperation with the Qatari technical team.
Akhundzada said that at last 30 domestic and international flights happen on a daily basis in Afghanistan.
He said that 26 airports, including five international airports, are currently active in the country.
“In the aviation sector, three major contracts have been signed with the UAE GAAC company and the work is running properly,” he said.
The deputy Minister of Transportation and Civil Aviation, Ghulam Jailani Wafa, said there are at least between 80 to 120 flights crossing Afghan airspace each day.
"Between 80 to 120 flights are crossing Afghanistan’s airspace on a daily basis, but a problem we have is lack of equipment," he said.
The acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nooruddin Azizi, said the Islamic Emirate is planning to resume air-corridor flights to European countries.
“We were able to send thousands of tons of commodities abroad via air corridor and to reopen an air corridor with China. The Afghans sent their products abroad and this a big achievement,“ said Mohammad Younus Momand, acting head of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
According to the aviation ministry, flights are currently being conducted to Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Turkey, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, India, Qatar and Kuwait.