KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - 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.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) 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."