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Emirates plans to launch first flights to Afghanistan

Dubai-based carrier announces plan to start services to Kabul from December 4

Emirates plans to launch first flights to Afghanistan

Emirates Airline on Monday announced it is to start a daily passenger service to Afghanistan later this year.

The Dubai-based carrier said in a statement that its flights to Khwaja Rawash Airport, Kabul, will begin on December 4.

The daily flight to Afghanistan’s capital city will be the first destination in the country which Emirates has served.

The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500, the airline added.

Barry Brown, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations East, said: “Emirates has identified a demand for a premium service airline offering between Dubai and Kabul.

“We expect the flight to be particularly popular with corporate business travellers, as well as Afghan nationals returning home to visit friends and family.

He added: "It will also present a new opportunity for cargo operations to the country, particularly for the shipment of pharmaceuticals, perishable foodstuffs and construction materials.”

Kabul will be the 138th destination on the Emirates route network, following shortly after the commencement of services to Clark, Philippines on October 1, Conakry, Guinea on October 27 and Sialkot, Pakistan on November 5.

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mohammad 7 years ago

good news we appreciate this and even inshallah we we will travel