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Commercial Flight

First commercial flight in 6 years leaves Yemen’s rebel-held capital

The Yemenia plane carrying 126 passengers, including hospital patients needing treatment abroad and their relatives, took off from Sanaa to the Jordanian capital Amman just after 9:00 am (0600 GMT), AFP journalists saw.

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SANAA: MAY. 16 – The first commercial flight in nearly six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, a major step forward in a peace process that has provided rare relief from conflict.

The Yemenia plane carrying 126 passengers, including hospital patients needing treatment abroad and their relatives, took off from Sanaa to the Jordanian capital Amman just after 9:00 am (0600 GMT), AFP journalists saw.

-AFP

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