Safi Airways to start Kabul-Bahrain flights
Kabul, June 21, 2012
Leading international airline of Afghanistan, Safi Airways, aims to increase its presence in the region with a new flight between Kabul and Bahrain, bringing its number in the Middle East destinations to three.
Scheduled to commence operation from Kabul to Bahrain on June 24, the new route is part of a codeshare agreement with Bahrain’s flag carrier Gulf Air which will operate an additional three flights per week.
Safi Airways will place its flight number on the three flights operated by Gulf Air from Bahrain to Kabul, offering customers a choice of six flights a week to and from the Kingdom, a statement from the airline company said.
“Introduction of services to Bahrain, and our codeshare agreement with the country’s national carrier, Gulf Air, will provide a choice of six weekly services between Kabul and the island state,” said Lloyd Carswell, chief commercial officer of Safi Airways.
“Access to Gulf Air’s European network offers passengers in Afghanistan even more choice when planning to fly from Kabul,” he added.
Karim Makhlouf, chief commercial officer, Gulf Air, said: “The expansion of our operations to Kabul through the codeshare agreement reinforces our commitment to strengthening our regional network and connecting regional markets. With a total of six weekly flights now between Bahrain and Kabul, travellers can take advantage of our fast and easy connections via Bahrain to fly to any of the 50 destinations across Gulf Air’s network.”
The service will operate every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from Kabul using the A320 with 12 seats in business class and 132 seats in economy. – TradeArabia News Service