Safi suspends Kabul-Frankfurt flights
Kabul, December 20, 2010
Safi Airways, the leading international airline of Afghanistan, has announced the suspension of its Frankfurt to Kabul route with effect from January 10.
The recently announced EU ban preventing the entry of Afghan registered aircraft into EU airspace has been evoked as a result of the Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. It is totally outside the control of the airline, which is fully ICAO compliant and widely regarded as the best airline in Afghanistan.
However, to protect the travel arrangements of its customers over the busy holiday period, the airlineeither wet leased a European registered aircraft to provide direct flights or rerouted booked passengers via Dubai.
“We are evaluating all the options available to us, including applying for a new AOC in a different country. As this takes time, we came to the decision to suspend our service between Frankfurt and Kabul for the time being,” stated Hamid Safi, executive director, Safi Airways.
“We are working hard now to find a more permanent solution to this problem. We also wish to remind our customers that Safi Airways flies twice daily from Dubai to Kabul and return.”-TradeArabia News Service