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Kam Air’s new Airbus A340 purchase will help conduct direct flights to US

Afghan private aviation company, Kam Air, has purchased an Airbus 340 airliner to widen their services and boost the aviation industry. Assembled in France, the airbus has the capacity to seat up to 375 passengers in the standard variants and

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Direct flights between Afghanistan & Qatar to launch soon

Afghanistan and Qatar have agreed to launch direct flights between the two countries by October of this year, according to a statement from the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA). The agreement was made at the meeting between a delegation of

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Air India resumes flights between Kabul and Delhi

  India’s state owned airline, Air India, resumed its flights between Kabul and Delhi after a two-day suspension. The airline had suspended its flights to Kabul following the attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday. Another Indian airline, SpiceJet, recently

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Ariana Afghan Airlines moving towards self-sufficiency: Hakimi

Ariana Afghan Airlines officials claim to have been moving towards self-sufficiency despite having faced millions of dollars in losses in the past two years. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Ariana Afghan Airlines Chief, Nasir Ahmad Hakimi, said the company

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Should the Afghan government continue to subsidize Ariana Airlines?

Ariana Airlines, Afghanistan’s only national airline, is reportedly using rented planes from abroad and not of their own fleet. Officials at Kabul International Airport have said that Ariana primarily uses three Pamir Airline planes and two 320 Airbuses rented from

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Afghanistan's first ever aircraft repair workshop to be built in Kandahar

A major aircraft maintenance workshop would be established at the Kandahar International Airport. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the decision was taken at a meeting attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa, airport chief Ahmadullah Faizi and representatives of Canada-based SkyLink

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Afghanistan’s first ever aircraft repair workshop to be built in Kandahar

A major aircraft maintenance workshop would be established at the Kandahar International Airport. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the decision was taken at a meeting attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa, airport chief Ahmadullah Faizi and representatives of Canada-based SkyLink

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Afghan Transport & Aviation Ministry collects over 4 billion AFN in revenue

The Afghan Ministry of Transportation and Aviation currently collected over 4 billion AFN in revenue during the current fiscal year, officials reported. Officials attributed digitalization of air space surveillance and standardization of revenue collection from air services to the boost

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Afghan Transport & Aviation Ministry collects over 4 billion AFN in revenue

The Afghan Ministry of Transportation and Aviation currently collected over 4 billion AFN in revenue during the current fiscal year, officials reported. Officials attributed digitalization of air space surveillance and standardization of revenue collection from air services to the boost

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UAE-Afghanistan air services deal not in the interest of Afghanistan

The Senate Complaints Commission and the Transport and Aviation Directorate on Monday said the agreement on air services with the United Arab Emirates was not in the favor of Afghanistan and must not be endorsed by the Cabinet. Former Afghan

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Increase in transit flights generate higher revenues for Afghan government

According to the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, foreign aircraft transit revenues have increased by about 30% compared to last year. While the officials did not give the exact amount of revenues, they said aircrafts crossing Afghanistan’s air space have

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Ghazni airport project to be completed within a month

With 90% completion of construction on Ghazni airport, the project is expected to be completed within month. Work on the airport, situated 15km east of Ghazni city, began two years back. However, due to delay in the payment of funds

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Safi Airlines launches flight from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kabul

Afghanistan’s private international airline, Safi Airways, launched its flight from Kabul to Mazar-e-Sharif on 16 November 2013. The flight operates Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. Safi Airways regional manager for Afghanistan and India said the flights will depart from Kabul 8am

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Safi Airways adds two new aircrafts to its fleet

In a bid to expand its services, Safi Airways have added two planes in the company’s fleet. According to the officials, the planes would be introduced on the Islamabad-Dubai route. The Afghan government and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and

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Time for EU to lift ban on Safi Airways: IATA chief

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Tony Tyler called on the European Union (EU) to lift its ban on Afghanistan’s Safi Airways. He regarded the ban as “absurd” and said Safi Airways has met all international standards. “It

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Safi Airways to offer new catering services to its economy and business classes

Safi Airways is ready to set itself apart from its competitors by launching new catering services to its business and economy class passengers in mid-June of this year. According to Marketing Manager Naeem Mahamoor, business class passengers will be welcomed

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Afghan Civil Aviation Ministry to build an airport in Nuristan

The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is planning to build an airport in Parun, center of the eastern province of Nuristan, in a bid to boost development in the area. With a runway of 1.2km, the airport site

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Afghanistan meteorological department needs advanced equipments-Noori

Afghanistan’s meteorological department said it needs sophisticated technologies for a precise weather forecasting in accordance to the international standards. According to the Head of the department Ishaq Noori, lack of technical and financial facilities cause problems to the activities of

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Kam Air and Ariana airlines to merge

Amid tough competition from the international airlines, Araiana Afghan Airlines and Kam Air are discussing a possible merge between the two. “We pioneered the merger,” Tolo News quotes Kam Air President Zmarai Kamgar. “A suggestion was sent from Kam Air

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UAE envoy urges the government to take charge of Ariana’s recent dispute

Officials at Afghanistan’s Embassy in the United Arab Emirates called on the government to step in on the dispute between the Afghan state carrier Ariana Airlines and the UAE-based group Airlines Company, saying it is in the dark on the

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ACCI blames the government for its failure to standardize transit system

Speaking at a conference in Kabul on Tuesday, ACCI chief Mohamad Qurban Haqjo criticized the government for its failure to improve the transit and ground transport system. The conference highlighted the issues plaguing Afghanistan’s transport industry, including a lack of

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Kunduz Airport’s Runway Inaugurated

Funded by Germany, a USD 5mn runway was inaugurated in Kunduz, said Sayed Anwar Sadat, manager at the Kunduz Airport. The runway is 2km long and 45m wide and is built in accordance with international standards. Kunduz is situation in

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5 new foreign airlines to invest in Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MTCA) said that 5 new foreign airlines are willing to open routes to Afghanistan, four of them being from Switzerland, Holland, Austria and Thailand. Two of the airlines will soon start flying, according

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Complaints about PIA prices to be investigated

Afghanistan’s Aviation and Transport Ministry has assigned a committee to investigate the high prices of Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) tickets. Nangialai Qulatwal, spokesperson to the ministry, said the committee would start its work next week. “We determine our prices based

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Afghanistan’s revenues from over-flight fees increased two-fold

Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation reported that with the installation of new equipments in 26 provinces, revenues generated from over-flight fees have doubled. The new antennas and equipments, granted by Germany and Australia, are capable of determining the

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