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London Heathrow Airport 'could gain flights to Afghanistan'

Wed, 29 Apr, 2009

London Heathrow Airport could gain flights to Afghanistan, according to one of the Asian country's airline.

Ariana – which is banned by the European Union from flying in UK airspace at present – has announced its intention to the Telegraph.

Its president and chief executive Captain Moin Khan Wadak told the newspaper: "God willing, we will be flying to Heathrow. If not … then Gatwick."

The news provider reports that the firm is keen to begin the service after the fall of the Taliban and the recovery of the economy in the country.

The airline used to fly to and from the capital's facility to Kabul until the early 1990s and has since faced UN sanctions.

Meanwhile, a domestic flight was hit by hijackers in 2000, which eventually landed at London Stansted Airport.

Heathrow is located in to the west of England's capital, close to the M4 and M25 motorways.

Those with satnavs wishing to take advantage of airport parking options can get accurate directions by inputting the postcodes of the Terminals – for 1 it is TW6 1AP and for 2 TW6 1EW.

Joe Evans

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