On Monday, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying a handful of passengers touched down at Kabul airport, the first global commercial flight to land since the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan on August 15.
“There has been rarely anyone at the aircraft, round 10 people… perhaps extra personnel than passengers,” stated an AFP journalist aboard the flight from Islamabad. A PIA spokesman stated on the weekend that the airline was eager to renew ordinary commercial offerings, however, it changed too quickly to mention how often flights among the 2 capitals might operate.
Kabul airport changed into critically broken in the course of a chaotic evacuation of extra than 120,000 humans that ended with the withdrawal of US forces on August 30.
The Taliban were scrambling to get it running once more with technical help from Qatar and different nations. Qatar Airways operated numerous charter flights out of Kabul last week, carrying typically foreigners and Afghans who ignored out at the evacuation. An Afghan airline resumed home offerings on September 3.