World Iran resumes its commercial flights with Afghanistan
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after A month stop for security reasons, trade flights between Iran and Afghanistan resumed Wednesday. This is the Iranian company Mahan Air who ensured the first flight between Machhad and Kabul.
The commercial flights between Iran and theresume. After a month of interruption, the links resumed, Wednesday, September 15, with a first flight of the Iranian Mahan Air Air company between the Iranian town of Machhad and Kabul.
"Today (Wednesday), Mahan Air has transported passengers between Machhad (north-east of Iran) and Kabul airport," the Iranian news agency fars said.
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"right now, this line plane returns to Machhad with passengers," said the agency.
Two flights per week
Iranian civil aviation had announced the interruption of flights to Kabul on August 16 for security reasons, in the aftermath of the return of theto power in Afghanistan. Previously, this company insured two flights a week between Machhad and Kabul.
Mahan Air, second Iranian company after the public company Iran Air, is on the black list of entities covered by US sanctions against Iran since 2011.
According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the, vast majority of refugees, more than 4% of the country's population.
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