Air France decides to avoid Afghan airspace “until further notice”

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Air France decides to avoid Afghan airspace "until further notice"

Paris, Aug 16 (EFE) .- The French airline Air France indicated this Monday that for security reasons it has decided to avoid “until further notice” the Afghan airspace, which will affect some of its flights from today.

The company pointed out in a statement sent to EFE that the safety of its clients and its personnel is its “absolute imperative.”

Air France said that it has taken this decision in application of the recommendations of the local civil aviation authorities.

Avoiding the Afghan airspace will imply a modification of some of its flight plans and could mean an increase in the route time between Paris and Bangkok, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Madras, Hô Chi Minh and Singapore, he warned.

This Monday, the measures taken specifically affect travel between the French capital and Bangkok, Delhi and Singapore.

The Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday after the flight of President Ashraf Ghani, which precipitated and accelerated the evacuation plans that many nations had already put in place due to the rapid advance throughout the country of that political-paramilitary faction after the withdrawal of American troops.

The arrival of the Taliban in the heart of Afghanistan marks their return to power after 20 years of war and a quarter of a century after they entered the Afghan capital and established a radical and rigorous regime that could resurface.

(c) EFE Agency

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