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Safi Airways

Safi Airways
IATA
4Q
ICAO
SFW
Callsign
SAFI
Founded 2006
Operating bases Kabul International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 6
Company slogan The International Airline of Afghanistan
Parent company Safi Airways Ltd [1]
Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan
Key people Ghulam Hazrat Safi (Chairman)
John Brayford (CEO)
Website .com.safiairwayswww

Safi Airways Co. (Persian: خطوط هوایی صافی‎)[2] is an Afghan airline. Safi Airways was founded in 2006 by Ghulam Hazrat Safi, an Afghan businessman and current chairman, and John Brayford, its CEO. The privately held airline has its headquarters in Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan, an administrative office in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, and a downtown ticketing office in Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the first privately held air carrier in Afghanistan.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Destinations 2
    • Future destinations 2.1
  • Fleet 3
    • Former fleet 3.1
  • Other Information 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

On 15 June 2009, Safi Airways commenced operations between the Afghan capital, Kabul, and Frankfurt, Germany. This service was suspended on 24 November 2010 due to an EU ban barring all Afghan carriers from flying into Europe.

On 5 November 2009, Safi Airways took delivery of an Airbus A340-311 aircraft, which was phased out after suspension of the Frankfurt route due to the EU ban.[4][5]

In 2011, Safi Airways replaced their Boeing 737-300 aircraft with Airbus A32x aircraft. They currently intend to acquire an Airbus A330 for long haul routes.[6]

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted an audit on Safi Airways in February 2012, which the airline passed; it was the first Afghan airline to qualify for a passenger airline certification.

Destinations

A Safi Airways Airbus A320 departs Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates. (2010)

Safi Airways serves the following destinations (as of August 2014):[7]

Base
Terminated Destination

Future destinations

Safi Airways is looking to expand their route network to Dushanbe, Frankfurt, Mashhad, Tehran and Washington, D.C. between 2014 and 2015.[9]

Fleet

A Safi Airways Boeing 767-200ER at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates. (2010)
A Safi Airways Airbus A340-300 in a prototype livery, landing at Frankfurt Airport, Germany. (2010)

The Safi Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2014):[10][11]

Safi Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
J Y
Total
Airbus A319-100 2 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 2 12 132 144 1 operated by Kam Air
Boeing 767-200ER 1 12 196 208
Total 5 0

Former fleet

Safi Airways previously operated the following aircraft:

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A340-300 2009 2011
Boeing 737-300 2008 2011
Boeing 757-200 2012 2014

Other Information

Reservations for Safi flights are available worldwide through the Amadeus Global Distribution System, as well as via Hahn Air, which handles electronic ticketing.

References

  1. ^ "Conditions of Transport" (PDF). Safi Airways. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ http://www.safiairways.aero/
  3. ^ "Contact Info." Safi Airways. Retrieved on 20 September 2011. "Dubai: Safi Travels PO Box 184082 Deira, Dubai, UAE Clock Tower Roundabout" and "Kabul: Safi Airline Center Quai-e Markaz, Shar-e-Naw Near Kabul City Center Kabul Afghanistan "
  4. ^ Safi Airways receives A340
  5. ^ Picture Safi Airways A340
  6. ^ Safi Airways after new aircraft
  7. ^ Schedule
  8. ^ Safi new routes
  9. ^ Safi Airways future destinations safiairways.com
  10. ^ Safi Airways Fleet ch-aviation.ch
  11. ^ Safi Airways Fleet safiairways.com

External links

  • Safi Airways
  • Safi Airways Fleet
  • Safi Airways aircraft
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