Sana’a Airport Forced to Close Due to Fuel Run out
Head of the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Meteorology in Sana’a, Raed Jabal confirmed on Monday the inability of Sana’a International Airport to continue to provide navigational services to United Nations aircraft and humanitarian and relief organizations.
“Sana’a International Airport is forced to close to international flights due to the depletion of oil derivatives and the inability of the airport to provide the necessary quantities to operate the airport to receive international flights.” Jabal Said.
He said the airport is unable to operate generators, fire trucks, equipment to provide services to UN aircraft, and humanitarian and relief organizations that arrive and leave Sana’a International Airport on a daily basis.
Sana’a airport has been facing great difficulty in providing for more than two months its needs for essential oil derivatives, he said.
Jabal stressed that preventing the Saudi coalition from entering oil derivatives ships to the port of Hodeida harms traffic and public activity in Yemen, including air navigation at Sana’a International Airport.
He called on the United Nations and international organizations working in Yemen with urgent intervention to provide oil derivatives to ensure the continued operation of the airport and the provision of services to UN aircraft, its affiliates, and humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen.