Yemenia (IY, Aden) operated Sana's first scheduled passenger flight since 2016 as the UN-brokered armistice agreement between the Houthi rebels, who control the city, and the internationally-recognised government of Yemen takes hold.

Flights IY648/649 from Sana to Amman Queen Alia in Jordan and return were operated on May 16, 2022, by A320-200 7O-AFA (msn 4653), Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. The aircraft was repositioned to Sana before the flight from Aden and then returned to Aden after arriving from Amman. The UN-brokered agreement foresees 2x weekly services from Sana to Jordan and authorises international travel on Houthi-issued passports, mostly to carry Yemeni residents in need of medical care, which is not readily available in the war-ravaged country. The agreement was reached in early April but was not implemented before.

The initial agreement covers only 16 return flights, and it is not clear if Yemenia will be able to maintain its operations out of Sana on a long-term basis.

The flag carrier continues to operate the majority of its flights from Aden, a coastal city in southern Yemen which serves as the de facto capital of the internationally-recognised government. Yemenia's fleet comprises four active A320-200s, as well as one inactive VIP B757-200 and one inactive A330-200, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows.