Saudi-led invaders still hampering Yemeni flights to Cairo

Saudi-led invaders still hampering Yemeni flights to Cairo

The of the Supreme Medical Committee in Sana’a, Dr. Mutahar Al-Darwish, has Saturday said that the Saudi-led coalition’s obstruction of flights through Sana’a airport is hampering the Committee’s plans regarding patient travel.

Dr. Al-Darwish explained in a press statement that after the extension of the UN truce, 1,600 patients, distributed on 16 flights, were scheduled to travel, noting that the coalition is obstructing flights to Cairo, thus preventing patients from obtaining treatment.

For his part, the Director General of Sana’a International Airport, Khaled Al-Shayef, said: “We have 24 flights under the armistice agreement, including 15 flights to and from Egypt that have not been implemented until today.”

He confirmed that not scheduling flights or not announcing them in sufficient time wastes the opportunity to travel for citizens and leads to the inability to book, indicating that the coalition requests that the lists of passengers’ names be uploaded 48 hours before the flight.

Commenting on the obstruction of flights to Cairo, Al-Shayef said “We have not yet received any official reasons for delaying flights from Sana’a Airport to Egypt.”