|Company slogan||The International Airline of Afghanistan|
|Parent company||Safi Airways Ltd |
|Key people||Ghulam Hazrat Safi (Chairman), Pierfranco Prato (CEO)|
Safi Airways Co. (Persian: خطوط هوایی صافی) is an Afghan airline. Safi Airways was founded in 2006 by Ghulam Hazrat Safi (Chairman) Afghan businessman, and Pierfranco Prato (CEO). This private airline has its headquarters in Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, an administrative office in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, and a downtown ticketing office in Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Fleet & History
Safi Airways currently operates Airbus A320-212, Airbus 319, Boeing 767-200ER and Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The flight crews are European, North American and Indian
As the first private airline in the history of Afghan aviation, Safi Airways has been re-organized to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules for a scheduled airline. In an audit by ICAO inspectors on all Afghan airlines, Safi Airways has been certified as the first Afghan airline to be ICAO compliant.
In February 2012 Safi Airways became the first Afghan airline to pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
Flight ticket reservations are available in the Amadeus Global Distribution Systems, Galileo and Worldspan. Sabre will follow soon. Its flights can therefore be booked from anywhere in the world. Safi Airways uses Hahn Air to sell electronic tickets by travel agents around the world. A traveler can now book tickets from his hometown all the way to his Afghan destination and back, which was not possible before.
On 15 June 2009, Safi Airways commenced operations between the Afghan capital Kabul and Frankfurt in Germany. This service was suspended on 24 November 2010 due to an EU ban imposed on all Afghan carriers flying into Europe. Safi Airways is trying to obtain an exemption from this ban now it has passed IOSA. The airline is banned from flying within the European Union.
Safi Airways serves the following destinations (as of December 2012):
- United Arab Emirates
Safi previously served Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait and Frankfurt.
The Safi Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (as of September 2013):
Safi Airways has previously operated the following aircraft:
|Airbus A340-300||2010||Boeing 767-200ER|
|Boeing 737-300||2011||Airbus A320-200|
- "Conditions of Transport" (PDF). Safi Airways. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
- "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 "
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