Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19418 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5493 times:
Quoting Ualcsr (Reply 1): Is there pax service between Afghanistan and China and if so, who flies it?
Ariana might or might not fly Kabul-Urumqi. This uncertainty is because it is listed in its flight schedule and fare information pages, but information isn't forthcoming; it is not listed in its online booking system; and it is listed on Wikipedia. So, who knows for certain? Probably not even Ariana.
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""There was an aircraft that made a precautionary landing in Kandahar," Brian Naranjo, spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force, told CNN. "But there was no hijack and no bomb."
However the airline president says that Kyrgyzstan refused to let the aircraft overfly enroute to China and that the aircraft diverted to Kandahar on the return because Kabul weather was poor. Also this was apparently the first flight on the route for Kam which would make me suspicious of whether all the procedural ducks were in a row for the trip.