On Monday, a plane left Houthi-held Sanaa Airport to the Jordanian capital, Amman, in the first commercial flight from the country in six years.
Mostly patients seeking medical treatment in Jordan, an airport source said 130 passengers were aboard the plane of flag carrier Yemenia.
The source told, “This is the first commercial flight to take off from Sanaa Airport in six years.”
The Yemeni government said it agreed to commercial flights from Sanaa with passports issued by Houthi authorities.
A UN-brokered two-month truce under which all military operations were halted was accepted by Yemen’s warring rivals last month.
The resumption of commercial flights from the rebel-held Sanaa Airport and the reopening of roads in the central city of Taiz, which were closed by the rebels for years, were included in the terms of the truce.
Since 2016, Sanaa Airport was closed to commercial flights by the Saudi-led coalition, which accuses the rebels of using the airport for military purposes, an accusation denied by the Houthis.
Since 2014, when Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa, Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability.
The eight-year conflict has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with millions suffering from hunger.