Yemen says UPS planes never take off or land in it

I only found one other original article that corroborates this but I would like to see what the U.S. and English governments have to say.

[30/October/2010]

SANA’A, Oct. 30 (Saba) – No UPS cargo planes left Yemen to other countries in the last days and there are no direct flights from Yemen to the United Kingdom or the United States, a Yemeni official said, after allegations that British and U.S. officials had found suspicious packages on planes that originated in Yemen.

The official wondered how the media mentioned the name of Yemen reporting that an explosive device was found on board a cargo plane that landed in London coming from Yemen.

UPS planes never land or take off in Yemen, the official made clear.

The security measures at Yemeni airports are tightened and the authorities search passengers and luggage well, the official said, adding that Yemen has recently installed modern checking systems that can detect dangerous or suspicious materials to the safety of passengers and planes.

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7 Responses to Yemen says UPS planes never take off or land in it

  1. Terri says:

    Oh, please don’t feed the conspiracy theories in my head :(

  2. Wizcon says:

    I heard a report on TV that other carriers carry packages out of Yemen. It sounds like an arrangement between UPS and them. Just can’t think where I heard that early on in the reporting. CNN?

    Wizcon Reply:

    @Wizcon, I don’t know what happened to the link but the UPS site does incicate 3 shipping points out of Yemen. It’s not clear if it’s actually UPS there or and affiliation. All 3 packages were on passenger planes for the first part of the trip.

    Sage Reply:

    For some reason your comment with the link got blocked by the spam software. I’ve moved it.

    Did they ship on the days right before this happened I wonder?

    Wizcon Reply:

    @Sage, Actually it’s 4 sites. Both UPS and Fedex use tracking numbers and they scann them at every stop point. So it should have been scanned where it was dropped off, when it was put on a plane, when it landed, when it was transferred to another planes etc.
    Everytime it comes into the posession of a new person.
    The other day I was waiting for a package from FedEX. It contained date sensitive documents I had to take care of that day.
    The senders had been alerted via email that I had received it . He called me to verify and I hadn’t gotten it. Looking at the travel history at about 12:10 It said he left it at the door at 11:53 when he hadn’t. So I was able to call them and challenge that. He showed up with it about 10 minutes later. He thinks he inadvertently scanned it with another package. So the point is, at any given time you can look up where your package is.

  3. Wizcon says:

    Yes! UPS does ship from Yemen as I mentioned above.
    From the UPS site

    http://www.ups.com/?Site=Corporate&cookie=ye_en_home_none&setCookie=yes

  4. AliSilver says:

    So Yemen LIED? Who do they think they are ?
    The whole story is fishy .

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