Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has written to India’s aviation regulator, the DGCA, requesting that commercial flights between the two nations be resumed. In this case, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is yet to decide.
On August 15, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Air India performed the last commercial flight between India and Afghanistan on the Kabul-Delhi route. On August 16, the CAA designated Afghanistan’s airspace “uncontrolled.”
CAA Acting Minister Alhaj Hameedullah Akhunzada petitioned the DGCA to allow commercial flights of Ariana Afghan airline and Kam Air between India and Afghanistan in a letter dated September 7, 2021.