Afghan airline set to launch Bahrain flights
Safi Airways, the international airline of Afghanistan, is set to increase its presence in the Gulf region with a new flight between Kabul and Bahrain.
The new service, which is to start on June 24, will bring its number of Middle East destinations to three.
The new route is part of a codeshare agreement with Bahrain’s flag carrier Gulf Air who 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 Gulf kingdom.
Lloyd Carswell, chief commercial officer of Safi Airways, said: “Introduction of services to Bahrain, the Pearl of the Gulf, and our codeshare agreement with Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, will provide a choice of six weekly services between Kabul and the island state.
“Access to Gulf Air’s European network offers passengers in Afghanistan even more choice when planning to fly from Kabul," he added.
Karim Makhlouf, Gulf Air chief commercial officer, added: “The expansion of our operations to Kabul through the codeshare agreement reinforces our commitment to strengthening our regional network and connecting regional markets."
The service will operate every Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.