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Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Busolami2015(f): 4:19pm On Aug 16
Afghanistan's aviation authority said on Monday the country's airspace had been "released to the military" and advised airlines to avoid its air corridors, prompting major airlines to divert flights in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of Kabul.

The authority did not specify which military, given the collapse of local security forces in the face of the Taliban offensive.

But U.S. forces have taken over air traffic control at Kabul airport, where five died on Monday in chaotic scenes with reports of firing in the air and a stampede, according to reports by Reuters.

United Airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic had already stopped using Afghanistan airspace on Sunday as U.S.-led forces departed and Western nations scrambled to evacuate citizens.

On Monday, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI), Taiwan's China Airlines (2610.TW), Air France KLM (AIRF.PA) and Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) followed suit.

Air France said six routes were affected: Bangkok, Delhi, Singapore, Mumbai, Madras and Ho Chi Minh.

Lufthansa said flight times to India and some other destinations would be extended by up to one hour, in a move that will add to fuel costs.

In a notice to pilots on its website, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said any transit through Kabul airspace - which covers all Afghanistan - would be uncontrolled, meaning planes would no longer be guided from the ground.


Analysts said flights between Europe and parts of Asia would be affected most, adding to a list of growing headaches after Middle East conflicts and a forced diversion of a jet over Belarus, which put its skies off limits for many airlines.

A Western aviation official said the withdrawal of air traffic control services would have implications for any airlines seeking insurance to fly over Afghan territory.

Emirates airline suspends flights to Kabul


Dubai - As a result of Taliban militants storming Kabul on Sunday, Emirates has suspended all flights to Afghanistan's capital until further notice, the airline announced on its website.

"Customers holding tickets with final destination to Kabul will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin," it said.

Other Dubai-based carriers flydubai earlier has also suspended flights to Kabul.

Learning From History

Airlines and governments have paid more attention to the risks of flying over airspace in volatile zones in recent years after two deadly incidents involving surface-to-air missiles.

A Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, and a Ukraine International Airlines jet was downed by Iran's military in 2020, killing all 176 passengers and crew.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in July imposed new flight restrictions over Afghanistan for U.S. airlines and operators.

It said flights operating below 26,000 feet were prohibited in the Kabul Flight Information Region, which largely covers Afghanistan, unless operating in and out of Hamid Karzai International Airport, citing the risk "posed by extremist/militant activity."

That did not apply to U.S. military operations.

Other countries, including Canada, Britain, Germany and France, had also advised airlines to maintain an altitude of at least 25,000 feet over Afghanistan, according to website Safe Airspace.

Commercial flights have also been affected: Emirates suspended flights to Kabul and Turkish Airlines cancelled scheduled flights to and from Afghanistan. read more

The ACAA said the civilian side of Kabul airport was closed until further notice.


Source: https://tourtelegraph.com/travel-news/airlines-told-to-avoid-afghanistan-airspace-as-emirates-airline-suspends-flights-to-kabul/

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Austema(m): 4:20pm On Aug 16
May the lord the prince of peace grant peace


FTC

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by southniyikaye(m): 4:20pm On Aug 16
Just see how everyone is rushing to board the flight
This is gonna affect so many things...
So many inconveniences

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Busolami2015(f): 4:20pm On Aug 16
Emirates airline suspends flights to Kabul
Dubai - As a result of Taliban militants storming Kabul on Sunday, Emirates has suspended all flights to Afghanistan's capital until further notice, the airline announced on its website.

"Customers holding tickets with final destination to Kabul will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin," it said.

Other Dubai-based carriers flydubai earlier has also suspended flights to Kabul.


Source: https://tourtelegraph.com/travel-news/airlines-told-to-avoid-afghanistan-airspace-as-emirates-airline-suspends-flights-to-kabul/

Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Busolami2015(f): 4:22pm On Aug 16
Learning From History

Airlines and governments have paid more attention to the risks of flying over airspace in volatile zones in recent years after two deadly incidents involving surface-to-air missiles.

A Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, and a Ukraine International Airlines jet was downed by Iran's military in 2020, killing all 176 passengers and crew.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in July imposed new flight restrictions over Afghanistan for U.S. airlines and operators.

It said flights operating below 26,000 feet were prohibited in the Kabul Flight Information Region, which largely covers Afghanistan, unless operating in and out of Hamid Karzai International Airport, citing the risk "posed by extremist/militant activity."

That did not apply to U.S. military operations.

Other countries, including Canada, Britain, Germany and France, had also advised airlines to maintain an altitude of at least 25,000 feet over Afghanistan, according to website Safe Airspace.

Commercial flights have also been affected: Emirates suspended flights to Kabul and Turkish Airlines cancelled scheduled flights to and from Afghanistan. read more

The ACAA said the civilian side of Kabul airport was closed until further notice.

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Source: https://tourtelegraph.com/travel-news/airlines-told-to-avoid-afghanistan-airspace-as-emirates-airline-suspends-flights-to-kabul/
Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by longetivity(m): 4:24pm On Aug 16
Divide Nigeria now before it's too late

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Busolami2015(f): 4:35pm On Aug 16
southniyikaye:
Just see how everyone is rushing to board the flight

as in ehn... undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by G450: 4:50pm On Aug 16
The impossible has became possible in Afghanistan...

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Totilopussylick(m): 4:51pm On Aug 16
What a huge obstruction....

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Totilopussylick(m): 4:53pm On Aug 16
What a huge obstruction caused by Taliban vs Afghanistan conflict.

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Busolami2015(f): 4:55pm On Aug 16
It's a lesson to all. United Nigeria is better than a divided one

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by slawormiir: 9:51pm On Aug 16
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....

Why is the world making a big deal out of this taliban stuff
Why the panic
Why are people running helter-skelter

Not like Taliban are shooting and killing people

Taliban quest was to take over kabul. ....
It was done peacefully.....

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by blessochampion(m): 9:51pm On Aug 16
Busolami2015:
It's a lesson to all. United Nigeria is better than a divided one


United without Equity and Justice?

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Mayng01(m): 9:51pm On Aug 16
Mad o

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Ehiop: 9:51pm On Aug 16
grin

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by AuntRose(f): 9:51pm On Aug 16
Enough of all these Afghanistan news, just yestaday a girl was killed on her way to church in Jos but it didn't make the headlines. #Rip Doris Bitrus

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by DoggoneDogg: 9:51pm On Aug 16
Another war the US has lost.
The United States have not won a war since 1918 (WWI).

WWII - Russia won
Korea War - North Korea won
Cuba - Fidel Castro won
Vietnam - Viet Kong won
Gulf War - Iran won
Syria War - Putin won
Afghanistan- Taliban won



That's 100+ years

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by verybadmouth: 9:51pm On Aug 16
Wetin wan come happen to all my bros wey dey for Afghanistan. Chaaai

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by EyezofGod120: 9:52pm On Aug 16
Nothing new to me again,,,if dem tell u say lion fit chop grass na true,,he fit happen

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by sammy329(m): 9:52pm On Aug 16
angry angry angryWhat's happening in Afghanistan is really shameful, even the so called moderate muslims who shed tears for Palestine are completely blind to the situation in Afghanistan today.

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by SultanOfPuna: 9:52pm On Aug 16
Sad

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by obembet(f): 9:52pm On Aug 16
Northern Agenda

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Sonnobax15(m): 9:53pm On Aug 16
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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Jackson105: 9:53pm On Aug 16
I just they pity Afghanistan women, they will see hell during this regime.



Last last Islam is a curse

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by southniyikaye(m): 9:53pm On Aug 16
For now
Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by AchalugoNwa(f): 9:55pm On Aug 16
sammy329:
angry angry angryWhat's happening in Afghanistan is really shameful, even the so called moderate muslims who shed tears for Palestine are completely blind to the situation in Afghanistan today.
there's nothing like moderate Muslim

they lack the opportunity to become wild and you think they're moderate

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by Kingspin(m): 9:55pm On Aug 16
Afghanistan: this is the type of country Buhari and Co in the North are building and wish for Nigeria.

Let's us all beware and wake up.

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Re: Airlines Told To Avoid Afghanistan Airspace As Emirates Airline Suspends Flights by updatechange(m): 9:55pm On Aug 16
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