ABC News reported June 9 that seven heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn raid on NATO’s Kabul Airport facilities, wounding two Afghan civilians. None of the seven guerrillas, all of whom were killed in the attack, managed to breach the airport perimeter.
Outsiders might assume that war is the biggest worry for Afghan carrier Safi Airways. But, according to Lloyd Carswell, Safi’s chief commercial officer, strong demand for its flights has presented the biggest challenge, largely due to constraints posed by inadequate capacity and facilities at Kabul Airport.
For those who must travel to Afghanistan, handling company Sonic Jet is providing services at most of the country’s airports. These include arrangement of charters, passenger and cargo handling, flight plan filing and coordination, ground transportation, hotel reservations, fuel at “competitive” prices, overflight and landing permits and catering.