777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5205 posts, RR: 4 Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Azerbaijan Airllines stopped serving the Afghan capital, they were operating twice weekly Tu154 nonstop form Baku, This leaves Kabul with only PIA and Indian as the only scheduled foreign operaters, others that served the city in the not so distant past were Air Arabia, Tajik Air, Mahan Air, Iran Air/Iran Air Tours, Iran Aseman and for a very short while LTU.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
The operational difficulties of serving a destination such as Kabul are preventing more carriers from serving the city. I don't know many airline employees would volunteer to be stationed in Kabul.
I am reminded of a story I heard many years ago of a Chinese airline that had personnel stationed in Pyongyang, and how this crew resorted to growing vegetables in the bathtub for extra food.
What KBL needs is the formation of an Afghan company to supply the personnel, equipment, and all other necessities for a foreign airline to serve the airport. This would employ local people (who are familiar with the customs and eccentricities of many of the passengers) as well as allow foreign airlines to feel comfortable in sending their planes into KBL.
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