Flight lands at Aden
ADEN: Yemen’s national airline said yesterday a commercial flight had landed at Aden international airport after acquiring security permits, a step that will ease a blockade on one of the poorest Arab nations.
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi movement said last week it had closed all air, land and sea ports in Yemen to stem what it said was the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran. The move came after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired towards Riyadh, which it blamed on Tehran.
Iran denies arming the Houthis and blames the conflict in Yemen on Riyadh.
A Yemenia airlines official said a flight from Cairo landed in Aden on Tuesday before returning to the Egyptian capital. He said the flights would increase gradually over the coming days.