NATO Transfers Kabul Airport to Afghan Government

30 March 2010 (Last Updated March 30th, 2010 18:30)

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has handed over the south facilities of Kabul International Airport (KAIA) to the Afghanistan Government. The handover will allow the government to further develop civilian capacity at the airport. The transfer of the air

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has handed over the south facilities of Kabul International Airport (KAIA) to the Afghanistan Government.

The handover will allow the government to further develop civilian capacity at the airport.

The transfer of the airfield is the final step in the move towards shifting control for KAIA South back to the Government of Afghanistan.

Afghan acting Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Mohammadullah Batash said the plan is to gain full control of Kabul airport within the next one and a half years.

Until now, Kabul airport has been used as a combined civil-military air facilities by ISAF and the Afghan Government.