Work at Yemen's Al-Rayyan airport resumes after a five-year hiatus

Mukalla (Debriefer)
2019-11-22 | Since 7 Month

Al-Rayyan International Airport

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Yemen's civil aviation authority announced on Thursday the resumption of flights to and from Al-Rayyan International Airport in the city of Mukalla in Hadhramout, southeast of Yemen.

The authority said in its circulation: "The airport will operate as a first phase from 6 am to 6 pm," it said, but did not specify how many flights it would operate.

"The operating airlines and international humanitarian organizations have completed the completion of Al Rayyan airport to receive and operate flights," the authority said.

A United Nations World Food Program (WFP) plane arrived at Al-Rayyan airport from Aden airport on Saturday.

A technical team from the Yemeni Aviation Authority visited Al-Rayyan airport to see its readiness in early November, in accordance with the directives of the Yemeni President, in which he stressed the completion of the final arrangements for the restoration of Al-Rayyan International Airport.

Al-Rayyan airport was closed in 2015 due to al-Qaeda's control of the Hadramaut coast, and it continued to be closed after al-Qaeda members were driven out of the city and the UAE forces took control of the Hadhramaut coast and took it as a center for its forces.

Rayyan Al-Mukalla International Airport is an international airport located in Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramaut governorate, one of the largest governorates of Yemen.

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