Air traffic resumed at Aden Airport after repairing a technical malfunction

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The Director General of Aden International Airport (ADE), Abdul Raqeeb Al-Omari, stated, this evening, Sunday, that air traffic has resumed at the airport after it was stopped last night due to emergency technical problems that affected the airport's runways electricity system.

This prevented the arrival of flights from Cairo, Mumbai and Amman, which diverted to Djibouti. Read More

Al-Omari told "Reuters": "The airport runway lighting system was repaired after it was subjected to a technical defect that took it out of service for 24 hours, which caused a lack of night vision in front of the planes."

He stressed that things have returned to normal and the airport is able to handle incoming and outgoing night flights.

Aden International Airport is currently the main gateway to Yemen with the outside world, next to Seiyun Airport in the Hadhramaut governorate in the east of the country, which operates only during the day.

Yemenia Airlines, the only national carrier of Yemen, monopolizes flights to the airports of Aden and Seiyun in the south and east of the country, in light of the fact that all Arab and foreign airlines have stopped operating flights to Yemen since the Houthis took control of the capital, Sanaa, on September 21, 2014.

The current security situation in Yemen has forced the Yemeni airline to a large extent to reduce its foreign destinations to be limited to those that Yemeni citizens travel to for work, study or treatment, namely Cairo, Amman, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khartoum and Mumbai.

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