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Arrangements to reopen Sana’a Airport

Republican Yemen

Parties to the conflict in Yemen have agreed to reopen Sana’a International Airport for specific destinations, an official in Yemenia Airways said on Wednesday.

The official who requested not to be identified because he is not authorized to brief the media said maintenance work has started at Sana’a Airport to resume after six years of suspending flights.

The official said the parties to the conflict agreed to the resumption of flights from/to eight destinations, without giving more details.

This comes amid a visit by UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths to Tehran and another visit by an Omani delegation to the rebel-held capital, Sana’a, to discuss ending the six-year war in Yemen.

Since August 2016, air flights from and to Sana’a Airport have been suspended except for flights of international relief agencies.

 

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