Afghanistan Aviation Sector Lost $100m Due to Coronavirus

Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority says the aviation sector and two Afghan airline companies-Ariana Afghan Airlines and Kam Air have lost an estimate of $ 100 million due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Afghan aviation authorities said that several plans will be implemented to improve the aviation sector, including infrastructural plans at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

According to officials, there has been a $40 million reduction in the income of Kam Air and Ariana Afghan Airlines and a $60 million reduction in the income of the civil aviation authority, compared to last year.

Officials added that they are working on four infrastructure projects, including the construction of a terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul that will be implemented in a partnership between the government and the private sector.

But the head of the Hamid Karzai International Airport emphasized the need for construction of a new airport in Kabul.

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