Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 24th, 2020

ACAA Incurs 2.3b Afs Loss Due to Pakistan Airspace Closure

ACAA Incurs 2.3b Afs Loss Due  to Pakistan Airspace Closure

KABUL - The revenue of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) declined by 11 percent due to the blockade of Pakistan airspace for Afghan planes this year.
The ACAA collected 2.7 billion afghanis revenue so far this solar year, said Mohammad AmanMutahari, ACAA Revenue Department Director.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News last solar year they collected nearly three billion afghanis from the use of airspace, nearly 2.5 billion from airports and nearly one billion afghanis from other services. He said in 2018 the revenue of ACAA reached nearly 8.2 billion afghanis.
He said over 5.1 billion was collected from the use of airspace, nearly two billion collected from the use of airports and nearly one billion from airplanes rent and other services.
He said ACAA targeted 9.8 billion afghanis but they missed the target because they suffered 2.3 billion afghani loss due to the blockade of airspace by Pakistan in the middle of 2019
Pakistan closed its airspace for commercial airlines after its relations with Indian deteriorated over the killing of Indian soldiers in Indian Administered Kashmir.
The ACAA hoped their revenue in 2020 would increase and assured that efforts in this regard were underway. (Pajhwok)