On the eve of the end of the Yemen armistice, the first commercial flight between Sanaa and Cairo since 2016

1 June, 2022
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On the eve of the end of the Yemen armistice, the first commercial flight between Sanaa and Cairo since 2016

Today, Wednesday, a Yemeni Airlines plane transported dozens of passengers from Sanaa to Cairo, in the first commercial flight between the two capitals since 2016, as part of the armistice in Yemen.



This is the seventh commercial flight departing from the capital, Sanaa, since the start of the armistice on the second of last April. And the other six flights were between Sanaa and Amman in Jordan, and most of them transported Yemeni patients. The media office of the UN envoy for Yemen stated that 77 people boarded the plane, which took off in the morning from the airport, which was closed to commercial flights about six years ago, while the AFP photographer stated that he was not allowed For reporters to enter the airport.


Under the armistice agreement, it was supposed to allow two commercial flights from Sanaa per week, but disputes over passport sources reduced the number of these flights, which represented a rare glimmer of hope in the conflict, after a devastating war.


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