Kabul assumes full control of Afghan airspace

The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan assumed full control of its airspace after more than 25 years on 9 August following the commissioning of a new multilateration system
The new system was inaugurated in the presence of the country’s president Ashraf Ghani at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Ghani said: “Afghanistan lacked air corridors which should pass through Afghanistan’s airspace. Now this opportunity has been paved. Our important goal is to change Afghanistan into a hub in the region. We will achieve this goal soon.”
“The fee which we paid for air services was more than one hundred million dollars but today with the use of new technology by Afghans, the charges of air services will reduce and the quality and income will increase.”
Independent Civil Aviation Authority chief Mahmoud Shah Habibi said Afghanistan will have control of all flights using its airspace with the new radar system.
The government has stepped up efforts to increase the role of civil aviation authority and airspace control after it took over the responsibility from the NATO-led coalition forces in 2015.

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