Afghanistan airspace closed, Air India says inoperable

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Due to ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan, Air India’s flight scheduled for Monday to Kabul will be unavailable due to Afghanistan’s closure of airspace.

“Flights can’t get there because of the closure of Afghanistan’s airspace,” Air India said.

The airline had a regular flight from Delhi to Kabul on Monday at 8:30 am, but was rescheduled at 12:30 pm.

Meanwhile, Air India’s AI 126 flight from Chicago to Delhi was also diverted to the Gulf airspace due to the closure of Afghanistan airspace.

The ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan has affected flight operations from around the world at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKI) Airport in Kabul.

Air India operates one daily flight to Kabul, which airlines book in advance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Air India are in contact and are continuously monitoring the situation in Afghanistan.

Previously, Captain T Praveen Keerthi, General Secretary of the Air India Pilot Association (ICPA), wrote to the Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia about the evacuation of Indians and others from Kabul (Afghanistan).

Taliban terrorists took control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and took control of the presidential residence after the country’s president Ashraf Ghani fled to Tajikistan. Reportedly, the movement will soon declare the reconstruction of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Sunday that the Taliban were asked to enter the capital Kabul. (ANI)

Afghanistan airspace closed, Air India says inoperable

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