Yemen’s Sanaa Airport to Reopen With First Flight to Jordan After Six-Year Suspension

Yemen’s National Airline Yemenia on Thursday announced the first weekly commercial flights to and from the Jordanian capital Amman set to resume at Sanaa International Airport on April 24.

Yemenia’s April 24 trip be the first commercial flight from the Yemeni capital in six years due to the ongoing war.

“Good news for all travelers. Yemenia Airways announces one flight per week from Sanaa to Amman and back, beginning on April 24,” Yemenia wrote on its Instagram page early Thursday.

The development came after a two-month UN-brokered truce began on April 2 between the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized Yemeni government that is backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

UN special envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg, who visited Sanaa recently, welcomed the news.

“I welcome the announcement of the first flight from Sanaa airport in 6 years on Sunday, April 24, heading for Amman. I’m grateful for the invaluable support of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and for the constructive cooperation by the Government of Yemen,” Grundberg said in a tweet.

Grundberg congratulated the Yemeni people for “this much needed and long-awaited step.”

“I’ll continue to work with the parties to ensure all elements of the Truce are upheld, and to build on its momentum towards a sustainable political solution to the conflict,” Grundberg added.

Editors Note: Story “YEMEN-STARTS-COMMERCIAL-FLIGHT” corrected on 22.04.2022 00:10

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