AMERICAS: US lifts ban on Yemen air freight

The US government announced recently that it was lifting the ban on air cargo from Yemen to the US, including Yemen Airways Company. This decision comes in light of the results raised by the US technical team that has visited Yemen recently to see the security and safety measures followed in the Sana’a International Airport […]


The US government announced recently that it was lifting the ban on air cargo from Yemen to the US, including Yemen Airways Company. This decision comes in light of the results raised by the US technical team that has visited Yemen recently to see the security and safety measures followed in the Sana’a International Airport and ensure their conformity with international standards and conditions of the international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The US ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein praised the procedures and steps taken in the Yemeni airports, confirming the depth of bilateral relations between the two countries in various areas, as well as discussing with Yemeni authorities the possibility of enhancing cooperation areas regarding training and rehabilitation of staff of Sana’a International Airport. The discovery of explosives in two parcels posted from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago in October 2010, led several countries including the US to ban all air freight originating from Yemen.