YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa calls on UN to compensate for flights that scheduled during past weeks of truce

SANAA, May 16 (YPA) – The Undersecretary of the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority, Raed Jabal, called on the United Nations to continue to conduct trade flights and compensate for flights that were scheduled in the past weeks of the truce.

The Authority said in a news statement the reception of the first flights within the truce items came after the Saudi-led coalition obstructed the agreement, which stipulated the conduct of two flights per week.

He pointed out that Sanaa International Airport is ready to receive commercial flights according to international safety standards.

Jabal affirmed that the volume of demand by the people to travel through Sanaa International Airport is large, calling on the United Nations and the relevant authorities in the field of civil aviation and the human side to pressure to open Sanaa airport permanently.

Earlier in the day, the first commercial flight from Sanaa International Airport took off on the Jordanian capital, Amman, after a procrastination that lasted for weeks by the coalition in implementing the truce.