US airlines are allowed to use the borders of Afghanistan but who will go

Two years after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the United States has relaxed flight rules allowing airlines to use Afghanistan's airspace to save time and fuel, but no airline is allowed to fly there. Not ready.

According to the Associated Press, flights going to the eastern and western sides can benefit from this relaxation, but the move has also raised some questions that were not answered during the previous Taliban regime, nor are they likely to be answered now. Is.

According to the report, who will take the risk of crossing the airspace of a country where there are more than 4,500 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guns and what should be done in such a situation if the plane has to be landed in an emergency? will

In such a case, the question also arises, who will try to pass over such a country? Aviation industry group OPS has put the answer succinctly in these words: 'None.'

"There is no air traffic control anywhere in the country," the group wrote. There's apparently a long list of surface-to-air weapons, and if you're flying low, you can also be fired upon. Similarly, if you have to change direction during the flight, then settle matters with the Taliban.

In relation to Central Asia, Afghanistan is located in such a place that there is a direct route from India to Europe and America through it, but after the Taliban took power on August 15, 2021, the civil aviation closed this route. While there are no arrangements to manage the airspace even from the ground.

OPS says that no airline will risk flying over Afghanistan due to the dangers (Photo: AP). After a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, the companies kept their planes out of the zone.

Since then, most of the planes turn around near the Afghan border, some fly over Iran and Pakistan, while others enter Afghan airspace for just a few minutes and close to Wakhan. which is the border region of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

However, this diversion takes extra time, which means more fuel is wasted, and that appears to be the reason for the recent move.

The FAA, which oversees American airlines, has questioned why the State Department has given permission to use Afghanistan's airspace, but the State Department has not responded.

It should be noted that US State Department officials have met with Taliban government officials several times since assuming power.

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