KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan aviation official says the United States will continue to manage Afghan airspace and air-traffic control for another two-and-a-half months after its current contract expires at the end of June.
The airspace has been managed by the U.S.-led international military coalition or foreign companies paid by donor countries since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.
Mohammad Qassim Wafayezada from the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the extension, which is to last till mid-September, will allow for a smooth transition until an international company takes over.
He says that company, which he declined to name, won the contract after a tender for the next two years.
Wafayezada says that "there is nothing to be worried over for now or the next two years."