Afghanistan Air Space Incomes Increase: Officials
KABUL – Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation’s (MoTCA) foreign aircraft transit revenues increased about thirty percent compared to last year, the MoTCA said on Monday. Hakmatullah Quowanch, the ministry’s spokesman, said that every 24 hours around 280 aircrafts cross Afghanistan’s air space, with Afghanistan charging a $400 transit fee each time.
The ministry did not give the exact amount of revenues but the exact number will be available at the end of the financial year. “Last year we had 180 to 200 transit flights every 24 hours, but this year it has increased to 250 to 280 every 24 hour. Sometimes it even reaches 320 flights,” Quowanch said.
The spokesman said that the reason for the transit revenue increase is Afghanistan’s safe air space and better space control. In the past one month, 7700 foreign aircrafts had crossed Afghanistan’s air space. (Tolonews)