The Director General of Sana’a International Airport, Khaled al-Shaif has confirmed on Tuesday the readiness of Sana’a International Airport to receive the first commercial flights to and from the airport.
Al-Shaif pointed out that UN flights arrive at Sana’a International Airport on a daily basis, and this confirms that the airport is ready to receive commercial flights.
The director of Sana’a Airport also revealed that Yemenia Airlines has nothing to do with delaying the arrival of commercial flights to Sana’a International Airport, according to the latest agreement.
Yemeni Airways Director of media, Salam al-Jabari, confirmed that the company is fully prepared to operate and its flight schedules are ready to carry out flights to and from Sana’a International Airport.
It also quoted to the Chinese Xinhua News Agency as reporting that the Yemenia company will carry out its first flights to and from Sana’a International Airport starting next Friday.
Earlier, the Undersecretary of the Civil Aviation Authority, Raed Jabal, indicated that the United Nations and international humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen are familiar with the professional work of the airport and its navigational services provided to United Nations aircraft and its bodies and organisations.
He condemned the deliberate attempt by the countries of the aggression coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to fabricate lies about the militarisation of Sana’a International Airport, and called on the international community and the United Nations to protect Sana’a International Airport as the only outlet for humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people.
The Undersecretary of the Civil Aviation Authority said: “The staff of the United Nations and international organisations arrive and leave from Sana’a International Airport daily, and have not noticed any activity outside the scope of civil aviation.”
He pointed out that a meeting was held at the airport with United Nations staff regarding the airport, who affirmed the airport’s civilian professionalism.