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Air flights formally begin between Kabul, Khost

Air flights formally begin between Kabul, Khost

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Oct 19, 2019 - 20:09

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Private airlines on Saturday formally launched their flights between Kabulinfo-icon and Khost provinces, officials said.

A Kam Air Airline flight flew from Kabul and landed at the Khost Civil International Airport for the first time today.

Khost governor Mohammad Halim Fidai said that the launch of flights to Khost would help boost local economy.

Talking at a special ceremony organized for the event, he said that besides domestic flights, there would be international flights after construction of the airport’s terminal.

“The airport has economic, social, cultural, security and many other advantages, it is not only a place for airplanes, but many other issues are connected to it, it would help reduce joblessness,” he said.

Wafai Zada, director of Afghanistaninfo-icon Civil Aviation, told the ceremony that work on terminal of Khost airpot had been 30 percent completed.

He said the Khost terminal was the country’s biggest and it had the capacity for 500,000 passengers a year.

“Commercial flights through this airport have already started, international flights to Khost would also start once the terminal is completed which would enable local residents who are working abroad to directly land in Khost,” he said.

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