On 29 October, Kandahar Airport celebrated the arrival of Safi Airways from Kabul, a route served thrice-weekly, using a mixed fleet of the airline’s A319s and A320s. The inaugural flight touched down at the second largest city of Afghanistan at 1:30 PM local time.
- Safi Airways, the privately owned international airline of Afghanistan, added its third domestic destination from its Kabul (KBL) base on 29 October, when it commenced thrice-weekly operations (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) to Kandahar (KDH). The 462-kilometre sector, which is already served by Afghan Jet International (daily), Kam Air (daily), Ariana Afghan Airlines (four times weekly), will be operated utilising a mixed fleet of Safi Airways’ 120-seat A319s and 144-seat A320s. The airline also flies to Mazar-e-Sharif (five times weekly) and Herat (daily) in Afghanistan, while internationally, it operates to Dubai, Jeddah, Delhi and Islamabad. Commenting on the route launch, Farid Nazari, Country Manager Afghanistan, Safi Airways, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to cater to our customers’ needs by starting direct flights between Kabul and Kandahar. The flights between Kabul and Kandahar will be operated by Airbus aircraft with a two cabin configuration, business and economy class, providing comfort and style with our new in-flight services. From December 2014, we hope to extend our services from Kandahar to Dubai.”