First international flight lands in Kabul after Taliban take over

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The first foreign commercial aircraft to land at Kabul airport since the Taliban retook control in Afghanistan on August 15 was a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) jet carrying a few people. “There were probably more airlines personnel than passengers on the plane,”
It is believed that the airline was eager to begin regular commercial flights, but it was too early to say how frequent flights between the two capitals would be operated. During a chaotic evacuation of more than 120,000 people that ended on August 30 with the exit of US forces, Kabul airport was severely damaged.
With technical support from Qatar and other countries, the Taliban have been hurrying to get it back up and running.
Last week, Qatar Airways flew numerous charter planes out of Kabul, primarily transporting foreigners and Afghans who had missed the evacuation. On September 3, an Afghan airline started domestic flights.

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